Copy Outlook folder structure w/o data

Does anyone know if there's a way to get a list of Outlook folders and their subfolders, entire structure without data? there are times when needing to access other user's mailboxes that a list of folders is required first. I need to know if there's a way to get this list without doing screenshots of every expanded folder.

We run Exchange 2007 sp3, Outlook 2010 and Zantaz EAS for Exchange as our archiving solution.

Thank you.
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ezekielseyesConnect With a Mentor Commented:

the only other option I can think of is to create a macro which does export and then re-import the folder structure. Unfortunately I am not a macro specialist, so maybe you can post your question here in a VBA group as well.
Here are some links I found which contain macros to export the folder list to notepad or excel, but I could not find a macro which imports the folder list to a new mailbox or personal folder again:

you can simply click on File - Cleanup Tools - Archive.
Then Click the Archive this folder and all subfolders option, and then click the folder that you want to archive.
Select the Include items with “Do not AutoArchive” checked check box to include any items that might be individually marked to be excluded from automatic archiving.
In the "Archive Items older than" section enter a date that definitely does not backup anything (a date like 01.01.1950).
Then select a destination for the archive to be created and click OK.

Through this, you'll create an empty pst archive that only contains the complete folder structure without any contents.

You can then simply add this empty pst file to your outlook profile and copy the complete structure to a new mailbox for instance.
Md. MojahidCommented:
1.Open Outlook 2010.
2.Click File tab.
3.Click Cleanup Tools and select Archive.
4.Click Archive this folder and all subfolders, select your folder and the below options to your preference.
5.Click OK.
joshsarmymomAuthor Commented:
The Archive funtion is grayed out. We have it turned off for customers since we have an autoarchive software doing that job.
joshsarmymomAuthor Commented:
ezekielseyes at least provided me with a possible solution. Am looking at creating a script now so appreciate the assistance.
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