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Retreive contacts deleted by retention policy in Exchange 2007

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Hi,

I put a retention policy on the entire mailbox in Exchange 2007 and all the contacts have disappeared. The action was Permanently Delete. I see that the physical size of the Mailbox Database has not changed. Is there any way to restore the contacts for all the mailboxes?

Thanks.
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Permanently Delete -  This action permanently deletes a message. When this action is applied to a message, it's purged from the mailbox. This action is like a deleted message being removed from the Recoverable Items folder. so the user can no longer recover the message.

The only way is to restore the mailbox from the backup to Recovery Storage Group and export/merge contacts to the users mailbox.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd297955.aspx
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