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Recoverable deleted items folder showing up in OWA and Outlook as normal folders in Exchange 2013

By default “Recoverable deleted items folder” Should not show up in Outlook or OWA

But if we would have done a PST migration with include dumpster switch .

While importing the pst the import request folder would treat recoverable items folder as a normal folder and not as hidden folder.

As it will display to users and starts the confusion.

as shown in the below image

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How to make it hidden without breaking anything . or the restore feature.

 

Get a test machine

Open Outlook – Create a profile for the problematic user

Download MFCmapi

http://mfcmapi.codeplex.com/releases/view/104434

Run it

Session – Logon

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Choose the problematic profile

Click ok

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Double Click on the first folder – Which will open up the skeleton of the mailbox

Expand – IPM_SUBTREE

Go to “Recoverable Items”

See on the right Side you can see “PR_ATTR_HIDDEN”

Right click on the attribute – Edit property

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Check “Boolean” – Click ok

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Now Recoverable Items folder – PR_ATTR_HIDDEN attribute shows true

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Now it should not be visible to the user

 

Thank you

Satheshwaran Manoharan
Satheshwaran Manoharanhttps://www.azure365pro.com
Specialized in Microsoft Azure - Office 365 / Microsoft Exchange; conducted numerous projects worldwide in designing, supporting, and implementing messaging and virtualization infrastructure for medium-sized and large enterprises. Further, I am a Cloud Architect and Technical Advisor for various start-ups.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Hi,

    I had the same problem, Your script is great, but unfortunately only solves half of the problem: the Recoverable Items folder disappears, but in searches or in conversations view the Deletions items still remain. Don’t You know how to get rid of indexing these items (I’ve read another thread, there the solution was to export and import in a special way – we have hundreds of mailboxes, so lookink for a short cut without export-import)?

    Thanks and best regards,
    Bence

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