How do I migrate a Public Folder with multiple item types?
If you wish to migrate additional Public Folder items, such as calendars and contacts, there is an Advanced Option available to enable this.
Note: Default behavior for Public Folder migrations is to only migrate items that match the folder type of the Public Folder.
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- On the bottom right of your dashboard is the Support section.
Under Support Options, enter RemoveFilterBasedOnFolderType=1
This command removes any filter restriction based on folder and item type, to allow all of the items to be migrated while maintaining their full integrity.
Only items that EWS understands will be migrated, i.e., email, contacts, appointments.
EWS does not allow other item types in Contact and Calendar folders, so this option only applies to Mail folders.
Email with attachments, like Excel spreadsheets or Word documents, will get migrated.
If a non-mailbox item has been directly added to the Public Folder, such as an Excel spreadsheet, that item will not be migrated, even when using this Advanced Option, because EWS does not understand that item type. EWS can only understand and migrate email type items.
EWS refers to Exchange Web Services. This is the protocol that is used by MigrationWiz to communicate with Exchange 2007+ in order to perform migrations.