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  • Is there a way to delete empty folders in mailboxes?

    I've inherited an Exchange 2003 setup that has about 150 existing users. These users were migrated to Exchange from Lotus Notes. As a side effect of the migration, the users were left with many empty folders in their mailbox. I would like to delete these empty folders. I have not found a way to do this with exmerge, outlook or any other way outside of manually deleting them. Is there any other way I can delete these folders?

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    Re: Is there a way to delete empty folders in mailboxes?

    Don't think there is any way to do this in Exchange.

    I think it's a job for a wizard at scripting.

    Here is one I found on the web:

    http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3835

    It'll maybe need some modifying. It'll certainly need testing, but might be what you need.

    Check it out and see what you think.

    robbyb

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    • #3
      Re: Is there a way to delete empty folders in mailboxes?

      Thanks for the link, but I do not need to delete folders in windows. I need to delete them from a users mailbox.

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      • #4
        Re: Is there a way to delete empty folders in mailboxes?

        Oops! Sorry about that. I thought that was a mailbox script. It seemed to be the only one I found that dealt with empty folders.

        Never mind. I'll try and find another for you.

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        • #5
          Re: Is there a way to delete empty folders in mailboxes?

          Couldn't find a script that would specifically delete a folder, let alone an empty one. I remain convinced that it is possible using a script.

          Found a script that can delete messages in a mailbox. A competent scripter could modify this. Here's the article: http://www.windowsitpro.com/articles...ed=articleLink

          Here is the associated code: http://www.windowsitpro.com/Files/04...Listing_01.txt

          If you don't have a scripter in your organisation, and you are happy that scripting is the way to go, you might try posting this as a query to the forums here. I think there's ascripting\programming forum here.

          Good luck.

          robbyb

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