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rename bulk outlook folders

i'm looking for a powershell script that can rename bulk of outlook folders. mailbox is on exchange 2010.

I need to rename bunch of special characters that user created in outlook folders.
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Jimmy Wang
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi Jimmy,

Are these folders in one account or many?

Do you have a list of the folders - current name and desired name?

Thanks,

Alan.
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Jimmy WangAuthor Commented:
This is one mailbox. The person have over 5000 folders and lot of them have special characters that we like to rename them.
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi jimmy,

How do you have the list of what you want to rename (original-name and new-name)?

Alan.
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Jimmy WangAuthor Commented:
There are a hand full. Last time we did the export folders, it was about 500 folders with special characters that we need to rename.

Reason because we believe it is causing her activestnc device keep reloading on her iPhone.

To prove that we like to rename all the special characters.

Ideally is there a find a script can find that special character ( example ? Or \ ) then rename it underscore
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Jimmy WangAuthor Commented:
What is the easier way to rename the folder ? Maybe by import csv file or actually specify the name of folder and rename it ?
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Alexei KuznetsovMicrosoft Outlook MVPCommented:
You can either write a pretty complex script utilizing EWS or use the commercial product.
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Jimmy WangAuthor Commented:
do you have any example using EWS ? I not familiar with it
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Jimmy WangAuthor Commented:
are you  familiar with EWS ? if you do, then I can ask some question related to EWS.
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi Jimmy,

What was your question?  Post it here and we can try to help.

Thanks,

Alan.
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi Jimmy,

Where are you at with this?

Did you get a list of folders that you want to change (oldname and newname)?

If so, should be possible to script it.

Thanks,

Alan.
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Jimmy WangAuthor Commented:
you can close this case.. we didn't move forward with this kind of change.. user have too many folders to change
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi Jimmy,

Only you can close the question at this point.

Pick whichever reply you feel was most helpful, and any others as 'assisted' and split the points any way you feel is fair (or evenly if you prefer).

Thanks,

Alan.
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Jimmy WangAuthor Commented:
thanks for helping.. this can be close
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi Jimmy,

As per above, only you can close this question right now.

See the green boxes beside comments?  Click on one 'best' and one or more 'assisted' comments, then click at the bottom to close the question.

Thanks,

Alan.
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Disappointing that nothing we posted was any help at all, but I guess its your call.

Alan.
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Jimmy WangAuthor Commented:
thanks for the help
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