lost shared folders after migration from sbs 2003 to sbs 2008

I migrated SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 with MS instructions and everything seamed to go fine except I can not find the shared public folders in exchange 2007.  I still have the old server connected to network.  I have a backup of the public folder, before migration.  I would appreciate any ideas on where to start to recover from backup or I am just missing something?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
My guess is that you didn't allow replication to complete.

If you followed the MS instructions, then Exchange would no longer exist on your SBS 2003, correct?

keithr1000Author Commented:
Your right!  At the end of replication all of the files on the original server were gone. ? Maybe they were stuck in the que?  What is the best way to retrieve data?  Do I reinstall a exchange server and restore the files or can i some how restore the public files only on the new server?
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Sorry for the delay, I missed seeing your last comment until just now...

Unfortunately you're in a tough position.  The best way to resolve this would be if you have a FULL backup of your SBS 2003 prior to the migration.  Restore that to the original server.  Don't connect it to your new domain.

Then, connect just a single workstation to it that has Outlook installed.  Migrate everything out of the public folders into .pst files using Outlook on the workstation.  Then you can import those .pst files into the new Exchange server using Outlook on a workstation attached to the new network/domain.


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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
I disagree.  I did provide you with an answer... even though you may not like what you've heard it is sound advice.

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