Recover Outlook mail folder (SBS2003 + Outlook 2003)
Posted on 2007-07-31
I have a user, who has deleted an OUtlook (2003) mail folder, which was a sub folder of a folder in the Mailbox root, i.e not in the Inbox, or any other standard folders. Obviously this folder has important emails in, but he does not know what happened to it. One sec it was there, then not. (Apparently anyway) But I am sure if he deleted it, he would have noticed a confirmation message or similar.
I have assumed that this is a case of a "hard deletion" of the folder. However, when I check the root folder that was the "parent" to the deleted folder - nothing shows up in the dumpster. I have retension policies in place - 30 days, also I have the registry setting dumpster always on - configured on the client. Actually this was enabled already by default - Office 2003?
I have also tried through OWA - no luck.
I have SBS2003 - is there anyway I can track what happened to this folder, at least? Any chance I can rebuild it from the logs somehow?
Obviously the backup is not viable - corrupt for the past 2 weeks, so I am in a bit of a pickle.