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    Create New Top-Level Public Folders in Exchange 2000/2003

    Posted on by Daniel Petri in Exchange Server

    How can I create new Top-Level Public Folders in Exchange 2000/2003?

    Public folders can be administered and created using the 32-bit Exchange clients such as Exchange and Outlook, but also by using other tools such as Windows Explorer etc.

    To create a Top-Level Public Folder via Outlook perform the following:

    1. Start the Outlook client
    2. Expand “Public Folders” and double click on “All Public Folders”
    3. From the File menu select New – Folder

    Note: In Outlook 2003 the same process looks like this:

    1. In the dialog enter a name and click OK

    Note: In Outlook 2003 the process looks like this:

    1. To create other non-top-level folders just select the folder that you wish to be the parent and select New – Folder from the File menu. You will then be able to name the sub-folder as with above.
    2. You can also drag any folder from your own Mailbox or from another top-level PF to the PF list.

    To create a new Public Folder from within Windows Explorer do the following:

    1. On your Exchange server open Windows Explorer and go to your M:\ drive.
    2. Drill down to the Public Folder store.
    3. Right click it and choose New.

    1. Give it any name you want.

    Note: To perform some client-side security settings youll have to return to Outlook and change the settings from there.

    Exchange 2003 note: Exchange Server 2003 does not expose drive M: by default. In order to access Alternate PF Trees via EXIFS in Exchange Server 2003 youll need to re-create drive M: and only then follow the tip found on this page.

    In order to re-create drive M: on Exchange Server 2003 follow instructions on the Restore the M Drive Mapping in Exchange 2003 page. This will re-create drive M: for you.

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