Recently I had an issue with a user who ended up deleting a shared folder located under Public Folders in Microsoft Exchange. First I thought about using the feature recover deleted files from Outlook but then realized that it is a folder so it won’t work. I tried it any ways and as expected I wasn’t able to see anything there.
More over user cleaned up their Deleted Items Folder too so that folder wasn’t there either. After doing some research I found an awesome tool created by Microsoft to recover a deleted public folder from Microsoft Exchange. This tool is called PFDAVAdmin.exe. You can find out more about it as well as download it from Microsoft’s website.
Using the PFDAVAdmin.exe I was able to easily recover the deleted folder and user was extremely happy. Steps I took to recover the folder:
PFDAVADMIN.EXE can be downloded from Microsoft’s website. Hope this will help some other IT fellow workers. Cheers