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    rrk83
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    #162961

    Hi All,

    Could anyone please suggest a method to recover an accidentally deleted public folder? The retention period is 30 days for public folders and other mailbox folders. I tried to recover using outlook, but permission error happened even with administrator account. so i used pfdav admin tool and the deleted public folder was displayed in red. But recovery of this folder returned an error message. “An unexpected error occurred. Exception: The operation has timed out. I did another public folder recovery using this tool few days ago and operation was successful, but not this time. Thanks in advance.

    #385286

    Re: public folder recovery issues

    Restoring from a backup isn’t an option?

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    DrugTMlin
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    #389576

    Re: public folder recovery issues

    Thanks for the suggestion. Restoring from the backup will loose two days of emails because last NT backup was taken two days ago. The process of NT backup/restore for public folder is time consuming and complex.

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    Ossian
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    #189203

    Re: public folder recovery issues

    Can you clarify which version and SP of Exchange we are talking about?

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    DrugTMlin
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    #389577

    Re: public folder recovery issues

    This is Exchange 2003 on Windows Server 2003 R2 Std SP2.

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    Ossian
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    #189204

    Re: public folder recovery issues

    Since you have tried pfdav, you have not got many options apart from recover from backup or 3rd party. Unfortunate that PFs do not work with recovery storage groups. Presumably you have retried the recovery, possibly after a server reboot?

    If you have to go 3rd party, I have had good results in the past with OnTrack PowerControls – expensive but has saved my life on several occasions.

    JeremyW
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    Re: public folder recovery issues

    Ossian;280113 wrote:
    If you have to go 3rd party, I have had good results in the past with OnTrack PowerControls – expensive but has saved my life on several occasions.

    Ditto, OnTrack works great.

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    DrugTMlin
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    #389578

    Re: public folder recovery issues

    Many Thanks

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