rename bulk outlook folders

Jimmy Wang
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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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AlanConsultant

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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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This is one mailbox. The person have over 5000 folders and lot of them have special characters that we like to rename them.
AlanConsultant

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Hi jimmy,

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

Alan.
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Author

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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

Author

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What is the easier way to rename the folder ? Maybe by import csv file or actually specify the name of folder and rename it ?
Alexei KuznetsovMicrosoft Outlook MVP

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You can either write a pretty complex script utilizing EWS or use the commercial product.

Author

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do you have any example using EWS ? I not familiar with it

Author

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are you  familiar with EWS ? if you do, then I can ask some question related to EWS.
AlanConsultant

Commented:
Hi Jimmy,

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

Thanks,

Alan.
AlanConsultant

Commented:
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.

Author

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you can close this case.. we didn't move forward with this kind of change.. user have too many folders to change
AlanConsultant

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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.
thanks for helping.. this can be close
AlanConsultant

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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.
AlanConsultant

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

Alan.

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thanks for the help

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