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Dear Experts,

I have had Barracuda recover an old mailbox from a server that doesn't even exist anymore, so they just gave me the mails in folders.
There are 3 folders, Inbox, Deleted Items, and Sent Items.
I can see that there are .eml files, which I can import into Outlook via various utilities.
My problem is, Inbox and Deleted Items have extensive folder layers, which I would like to preserve, and have not been able to figure out how to get them into Exchange/Outlook account.
Please advise.
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by:Radweld
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So the restored mailbox is just a collection of emails? If this is the case then you will lose the structure for sure. The best way would have been to either restore the mailbox back to a temporary account (if using single item recovery or block mode) or by mounting a recovery database and exporting the mailbox to the same temporary account. These are really the only ways to preserve a folder structure.
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by:yballan
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Dear Radweld,

Thank you for your reply.
What I don't understand is, Thunderbird can import .eml files and folders that hold them.
Why can I do the same for Outlook?
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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If you have the PST make a copy and simply use Import\Export option available in Outlook and Import the PST it should come as it is

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by:yballan
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Dear Rancy, thank you for your reply.
Unfortunately, there is no PST file.  Just folders with .eml files in them.
I used ImportExportTool Plug-in in Thunderbird, which did a pretty decent job, but then I couldn't import that into Outlook.
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by:yballan
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

The user decided to access it by going through .eml files one by one, so I don't need to import them into Exchange anymore.
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hecgomrec earned 2000 total points
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I think you should try this : Transend Migrator.

If you're looking for an add-in the look at this: Outlook Messages Import EML
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by:yballan
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Thank you, this looks like what I was looking for!
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