Is it possible to export a user's .pst calendar infor, and export it to another file that can be used for Public Calendars?

Hello,
I just set up a public calendar that exists on the Exchange Server.  is there a way to export calendar info. from an enduser' s .pst file, and then import it to a Public Folder?
Thanks
cliffordgormleyAsked:
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
you would be best of simply copying the data to the public folder.

Open up the calendar - set the view to 'events' then select all and copy them straight over to the public folder

-red

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kjanickeCommented:
Greetings:

You can export items to Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, or to a Personal Folders file.

Items include e-mail messages, appointments, contacts, tasks, journal entries, notes, posted items, and documents.

On the File menu, click Import and Export.
Click Export to a file, and then click Next.
In the list, click the file type you want to export to, and then click Next.
If you want to export to a file for use in Word or PowerPoint, choose either Tab Separated Values or Comma Separated Values.

Folder design properties such as permissions, rules, description, forms, and views are not preserved when you export to a Personal Folders file. Only the content itself is exported.

regards
Karyl

cliffordgormleyAuthor Commented:
Hello Karyl,
I am able to export the items with  no issues.  These items were exported from a personal folder .pst that was used for Exchange1.  

Now I want to be able to import them to a Public Folder on a second Exchange Server, which is not part of the same Organization.

Basically, I want to take a .pst and import the data into a public folder on another server in another company.

Thanks
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kjanickeCommented:
Greetings:

You may need to create a public folder as a contact folder first.  You can only do this with an outlook client .. not thru exchange.  When you create new public folders, there is a field to say what kind of items it will hold.

When you import files, you can select the folder to import the items to, but it will probably create a folder structure for you.  Once you get everything imported, you can click and drag to move or copy things.

Good luck!
redseatechnologiesCommented:
The point is, you can't import TO public folders.

Open up the PST as I initially indicated and drag and drop the items you want over...

-red
kjanickeCommented:
Greetings:

I'm not sure if it is documented someplace, but I just recovered 60 GB of public folders with the import function.

You cannot recover or restore public folders to a production machine.  So, when somebody deleted our public folder structure, we had to restore it to a psuedo look alike lab setup.  We extracted all the data one folder at a time via export, and imported it to the live system.

Yes, it was painful and took over four days, and I didn't sleep much.  But I somehow managed to recover most of the data.  The problem with dragging objects over is the number of items you can grab.  With the virus scanns and limited memory, usually, I can only select about a thousand objects.  W

When we have to publish our contacts public folder, we also import csv files.

If it's documented someplace ... PLEASE let me know.  Becuase I am so getting tired of these every other day requests, and it's annoying to have to format each of these in the proper format so they can be imported.

regards
Karyl
kjanickeCommented:
Greetings:

Don't ask me how we recovered all that data (I know I recovered it somehow, and I slept at the office for four days), but to confirm what RED says ...

Our Microsoft Premier representatives said there is NO equivalent for exmerge and importing to a public folder.

Red is correct ... you would have to drag and drop.
cliffordgormleyAuthor Commented:
Thanks you guys...just waiting for a few more responses, and then i will split the points.
redseatechnologiesCommented:
Hi cliffordgormley,

What more of a response are you hoping for?

Importing to a public folder isnt possible, you must copy it over as I indicated in my first post.

Which brings up the next question - split points?

kjanicke has already indicated her solution was incorrect, so why would there be a split?

-red
kjanickeCommented:
There is more to life than just these silly points and if Red needs them that bad ... go for it.  I apprecaite the thought that you will willing to split the points for my efforts.

By the way ... I'm not sure what add-in we have in our lab, but it let me import directly to a public folder.  Altho, I still haven't found any technet articles that specific say it isn't possible.  Only found documentation that says there is no equivalent for exmerge for public folders.
redseatechnologiesCommented:
It has nothing to do with points Karyl, and I am disappointed that was your reaction.

Points aren't payment for effort, it is more to do with having CORRECT answers in the PAQ so that the next person with this same question can quickly and easily find the solution.

This is not the first question in the last week that you have given out the same false information, that you are willing to defend it so vigorously is beyond me.

-red
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