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Public Folders in Exchange Server is a special place where a user can put the information to share it with the team members. It is easier and faster than manually sharing with each member. Public folders are available in Outlook hierarchy which makes it easy to share with others. If the administrator turns the public folder as a mail-enabled folder and makes it a member of distribution groups, then any email which comes in the distribution group will also reach the public folder.
The public folder is a special place to save the emails, documents, eForms, and user posts. All such information is saved in the public folder mailbox, but it’s not copied to other public folder mailboxes in other accounts. As all the associated members of the public folder can access the same information so there is no requirement to replicate the data. The user should not note that the information present in the public folder is not available in Exchange searches to protect its integrity.
For taking a backup of Exchange Public Folder, there is a simple and easy way – save the Public Folder in the PST file using the Outlook.
After exporting to the PST file, you can go to the location and see the PST file there.
The above method is perfectly suitable when the size of public folder is also not quite much. But, if you want to export a large amount of public folder data, the process is complex. So, when you need to save the public folder data in the PST file, then use Exchange Recovery application.
It can not only repair the corrupt Exchange databases but also access public folders from any on-premises account and migrate to PST files.
Here is its procedure to export the public folder data to a PST file.
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Using Exchange mailbox recovery, you can export public folder data to PST file. It provides multiple destinations like Office 365, Exchange Server (hosted), another public folder, or an Outlook profile for saving your public folder. The tool works for not only a healthy public folder, but you can use it to repair a corrupt public folder EDB file and save its contents.