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Recovering a deleted calendar from a public folder on Exchange Server

Posted on 2009-05-13
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One of our users has managed to delete a public calendar from within a public folder in Outlook on there machine. This seems to have affected all users who have the ability to view this calendar & they now cannot see any calendar entries made today or more importantly future appointments.

We have a backup inplace from yesterday evening but this includes the clients whole mail box & calendar so has implications if applied that they will loose historical e-mail sent & recieved after the backup.

Is there any other method of retrieving the public folder/calendar from the server?

We shall be monitoring this question closely & shall try to respond to your questions quickly.

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by:Member_2_4708244
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Try using outlook web acess to do it. If you go in to outlook we access and try and recover a folder of your own that you havce deleted the URL would look something like:
http://servername/exchange/username/Deleted%20Items/?cmd=showdeleted&btnClose=1

so just try chaning it around a bit to look like:
http://servername/public/toplevel/subfolder/?cmd=showdeleted&btnClose=1

And you should be able to do it from within OWA.
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by:Rajith Enchiparambil
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open his Outlook, go to the public folder where the calendar was deleted, Go to Tools _> Recover Deleted Items and recover it. If you are using Outlook 2003, use registry edit to bring this functionality.

Follow http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886205 to create the DumpsterAlwaysOn registry key.

Rajith.
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Thank you all for you rapid Responses! Has now been resolved,

Rajith,

Followed instructions as advised & all the Calendar entries that had been deleted appeared from thismorning through to 2012!

Selected all & restored successfully.

Much appreciated.

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Dinga1984,

Sorry have now followed your second solution link to what would have been the resolve as Rajith had also provided.

Therefore shall split the Points 50/50

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