IPM_SUBTREE folder visible

I noticed today that the IPM_SUBTREE folder is visible under All Public Folders.  There is nothing within the folder.  If I check the properties of this folder, I see that "folder visible" is checked but it's also greyed out.  Any suggestions?
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resourcepcAuthor Commented:
We are running Exchange 2000 on a Windows 2000 Server
by default this is hidden.

download mfcmapi.exe from the following link


and follow till step 8 under second method. when you highlight IPM_SUBTREE then try to open its properties and see if you have an option to modify them there.

don't modify anything else just the "visible" option
resourcepcAuthor Commented:
I can change the permissions within System Manager so that it isn't visible, this also removes the "read" rights to that folder.  Will this affect anything?
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i would not recommend to remove the read rights to this folder.
resourcepcAuthor Commented:
Is there any other way I can make this a hidden folder?
not that i am aware of.

you can try checking the following


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