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Cannot view public folders in Exchange 2007 powershell.

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So I'm learning Exchange on-the-fly as I had to do a transition from 2000 to 2007.  Not the ideal way to learn, but it is what it is.  Went well for the most part, but now I see I've made a mistake.  After I'd moved all the mailboxes, replicated the public folders, set the new server to accept mail, et cetera, I shut down all of the mail services on the old server and let everything sit for a few days.  No issues came up and so I uninstalled Exchange 2000.  

Now I see an issue.  Started when I was clicking through my public folders in Outlook and one of them came up as not accessible.  I opened powershell on the E2K7 server and typed get-publicfolder only to receive the following in ugly red letters:

Get-PublicFolder : There is no existing PublicFolder that matches the following
 Identity: '\'. Please make sure that you specified the correct PublicFolder Id
entity and that you have the necessary permissions to view PublicFolder.
At line:1 char:16
+ get-publicfolder <<<<

Losing the one public folder isn't a big deal to be honest, and the rest seem to be accessible, but I'm sure this error isn't a good thing.  It also seems I did not replicate the Free Busy Schedule.   Any help would be appreciated.
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try :
get-publicfolderstatistics

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Also
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=635BE792-D8AD-49E3-ADA4-E2422C0AB424&displaylang=en

you can use this gui tool to manage you PF, if you want to cheat, install your 2000 ESM on a client and you can use that as well....

If free busy is not replicated it should repopulate by the client
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Get-publicfolderstatistics does show the folders, number of objects and date modified.  That's were part of my confusion is.  
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If you do get-publicfolder with no identity it shows the root only \non_ipm_subtree which is the system foldres
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get-publicfolder and get-publicfolder -recurse | fl give the same result:

Get-PublicFolder : There is no existing PublicFolder that matches the following
 Identity: '\'. Please make sure that you specified the correct PublicFolder Id
entity and that you have the necessary permissions to view PublicFolder.
At line:1 char:16
+ get-publicfolder <<<<
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do you have perms to view the top level folder?

try downloading the gui tool it will help you out
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