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Recover Deleted Emails Outlook 2010 and Exchange 2010

Posted on 2013-01-08
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Afternoon All,

Have a user that resigned, but last day is not for another week. CEO asked me to keep a close watch on her email because of her status in the company.

8500 emails have been deleted (from deleted folder and other folders), I assigned myself full permission to her mailbox and through OWA I started recovering email, by right clicking deleted folder and selecting Recover Deleted Email and placing them into a Public Archived Email folder. The bad part is I have to select each email individually...so this was taking to long

I opened Outlook, and her account is there, but I am unable to recover deleted email (by right clicking deleted folder - option is not there and going to Folder - Recover Deleted Email - option IS there but is grayed out and unclickable.)

Lastly, she just went to lunch, she left her computer logged in and I jumped on went to Folder>Recover Deleted Email (does not give me an option to put it in the Public folder like OWA does) I started recovering and noticed it was putting it back into Inbox, Deleted and whatever else folders, so stopped that because I didn't want to dig around and spend all that time)

Is there a fast way to Recover ALL Deleted email and put it in a Paticular folder, maybe through PowerShell, a script, through Exchange 2010...anything, seems to be a little clunky.

Thanks in advance.
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You can use this script..
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/emeamsgdev/archive/2012/04/27/powershell-script-to-recover-all-deleted-items-in-a-mailbox.aspx

Or you may use Search-Mailbox to search the dumpster and copy messages to another mailbox.

For example, following command will copy dumpster items of Joe to TempMailbox's "Joemail" folder..
Search-Mailbox -Identity "Joe" -SearchDumpsterOnly -TargetMailbox "TempMailbox" -TargetFolder "Joemail" -LogLevel Full

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Thank You Subsun, I was able to use
Search-Mailbox -Identity "Joe" -SearchDumpsterOnly -TargetMailbox "TempMailbox" -TargetFolder "Joemail" -LogLevel Full

FYI...for other readers, you will first need to add yourself to Discovery Management, default no user, including administrators are in Discovery Mgmt...to do this open up exchange shell


Get-ManagementRoleAssignment
Add-RoleGroupMember -Identity "Discovery Management" -Member Your.Username
Get-RoleGroupMember -Identity "Discovery Management"

I had to log off and log back in for the last one to take affect (Get-RoleGroupMember -Identity "Discovery Management") showing that I was part of the Discovery Mgmt.
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Subsun did a great reference to point me in the right direction, but my solution helps his solution by stating that the user will need to make sure to add themself to the Discover Mgmt, before doing what Subsun recommended.
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Thank you for the info. This worked beautifully for me too.
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