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Rename Exchange System Folders - Exchange Client v5.0

Hello,

We performed a migration some time ago to take us from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003. Since then, users in our Japan office have garbage characters for names of their Inbox, Sent Items, etc. We need a way to rename these folders to get rid of these garbage chars and replace them with valid text.

I know the old Exchange 5.0 Client had the ability to do this (predecessor to Outlook 97) but I'm unable to locate a copy of this software. Can someone please point me in the right direction to obtain a copy of this software, or provide me with an alternative method for renaming the system folders for these users?

Thank you in advance.
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ajarvey
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cjpalmerCommented:
It has been a long time and I can't test it now, but I think the MDBVue_32 program would allow you to do this. It is just a RAW MAPI viewer, but I think you can change some stuff.
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
There may be somthing here that will help:
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Localization_Outlook_Folders.html

You will have to use
  Outlook.exe /resetfoldernames
first
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ajarveyAuthor Commented:
cipalmer: I will look into the MDBVue program to see if that will allow me to make those changes.

LeeDerbyshire: These solutions will not work. Exchange 2003's OWA will not allow me to rename these system folders. The /resetfoldernames did not work for us previously. The script mentioned in that link actually looks for a folder named "xxxx" and renames it to "yyyyy". Since the input is garbage chars, I wouldn't have anything to be able to reliably search for.
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
The /resetfoldernames thing removes the names altogether.  What may have happened for you previously is that after doing it, you opened Oulook again, which would just create a new set of Japanese folder names.  Did you try /resetfoldernames followed by Outlook on a PC configured in English?
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ajarveyAuthor Commented:
LeeDerbyshire: Yes, these were done on an English locale PC and did not work out as expected.
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LeeDerbyshireCommented:
I know you can do it with Outlook Spy (because I just tried it);
http://www.dimastr.com/outspy/

And I'm pretty sure you can do it with Exchange Explorer from the Exchange SDK:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4afe3504-c209-4a73-ac5d-ff2a4a3b48b7&displaylang=en
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ajarveyAuthor Commented:
LeeDerbyShire: Outspy is going to do the trick for us. Thank you so much for your help.
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