Recover Archived emails

Posted on 2009-02-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I think I know the answer to this, but want to make sure. By default Outlook archives locally on the computer where the archive is being performed, unless the location is changed. I also know that when the archive is ran, it makes a replica of the folder structure and puts the emails in the folders. My question is: Does ESM keep any copies of the emails or folders that are archived? If so, how can I retrieve them. I know about exmerge, but I assume that will only export emails not yet archived, (still on the server)
Question by:xzay1967

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cardweb21 earned 1000 total points
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Hi, I don't beleve that Exchange does keep copies of any email which have been archived on the client PC. If you consider that archiving or deleting messages is the way to keep your mailbox size under the Max limits set by the Exchange admin, then it would appear not to.
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gupnit earned 1000 total points
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If mails are being archived by Outlook, that means mails are being moved from Exchange to PST (Outlook Client). Now the only mails that were backed up by a Backup OPeration before your archived would be avaialble from Backup, that can be mounted via RSG and ExMerge can be used to  restore them. FOr all other mails the only place is PST

Hope this hekps

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As I thought, but just wanted to verify from more knowledgeable gurus. Thanks guys.

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