Exchange 2010 Public Folder M: drive

I know that Exchange 2010 doesn't provide an M: drive any more. Is there any "workaround" for this? Does anyone know of a (free or paid) tool that can bounce a Public Folder tree onto the file system? We are running Ex2010 (with all the SPs/patches) on Win2008 R2. Thanks!
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Try exfolders tool from Microsoft. You need to use or run it on public folder server or server on which pf db is hosted.
criskritAuthor Commented:
Hi Amit and thanks for the reply. Would it be possible to elaborate on how to use ExFolders to export the PFs onto the filesystem? I am not familiar with this functionality. Thanks.
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
For exporting public folder you use outlook. Tell me your exact requirement. Exfolder is replacement for pfadvadmin.
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criskritAuthor Commented:
Hi Amit, as stated in my original question I want to bounce a Public Folder tree onto the Windows filesystem (ie a network share). In the past this was possible by using the M: drive but this is gone so I need a way to export the PFs. The goal is to be able to access the PF tree & contents using Windows (File) Explorer. Thanks.
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
As you know, in Exchange 2010, M drive option is removed. So, in order to Export PF data you need to use Outlook. Like this:

Let me know, if that answers your query. I have other 3rd party tool option to do this, however those are paid one.
criskritAuthor Commented:
The requirement is to access the contents of the PFs through Windows (File) Explorer (like a network share which is what M: drive used to be). A PST file needs to be attached to Outlook.

What kind of 3rd party tools (paid or free) could export PFs onto the Windows filesystem?
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
There is no M drive concept in 2010. Other 3rd party tool also, I know, is just to export data in pst.
criskritAuthor Commented:
Same here. Which is why I am asking if anyone else knows... :-D
Robberbaron (robr)Commented:
it is possible to export attachments to a file system, but what do you want with the messages ?

have to use powershell or vbs.  but I doubt the result is useful.
criskritAuthor Commented:
Hello all, thanks for the replies and the efforts (on behalf of the moderators) to get more answers. For reference, here is what I have discovered:

1. Tzunami Exhange Exporter will bounce Exchange PFs onto the filesystem. It is the first step towards a subsequent import into Sharepoint. The company mainly advertises PF-to-Sharepoint migration but if you read through the lines (or run the eval version) you will realize they offer individual tools for each step. Exchange Exporter does PF-to-FileSystem on a variety of message formats.

2. A script would be the other option. Connect to PFs via Outlook and recursively copy every message onto the filesystem. Again there is an option to export in different formats. Here are some references:

I will assign 50% of the points to the expert that suggested using a script and I will close this question.


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criskritAuthor Commented:
I ended up doing a lot of research for a solution and my comment summarizes the options.
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