Import empty folder structure from PST into Exchange O365 user mailbox?
Posted on 2016-11-22
I am looking for advice on how to copy a user's folder structure without copying the actual mail contents being held inside their large PST archive. There a well over 100 folders/sub-folders, and want to re-keying manually into the user's Office365 Exchange mailbox. User's software is Outlook 2007.
Doing the full PST import with contents would subsequently cause .OST cache file size problems if using Outlook 2007. Right now moving to Outlook 2016 is not an option, but it could be available for any temporary fix just to get the empty folders copied. The native "PST import" function of Outlook 2007 seems to ignore creating a folder unless there's content inside. (Sensible for most use cases!)
Any scripts, utilities or practical suggestions would be very welcome! Solutions done from the client-side would be preferred if possible.