Move entire mailbox folders RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to move entire sub-folders (retaining their name and emails within) to a new mailbox? I am aware you can right click a folder in Outlook and select move or just drag and drop it to another mailbox. But i would like to be able to move a bulk amount of folders to a new mailbox using powershell. I am currently not aware of any cmdlet that would let accomplish this.

    I have moved bulk messages using subject or date range to a new mailbox, but never entire folders retaining all of the contents.

    We are using o365 full cloud if that makes any difference. And the original mailbox in question is a shared mailbox, not a specific user mailbox.

    Thank you for any help

    • Edited by IanR20 Friday, February 15, 2019 9:00 PM info
    • Moved by Bill_Stewart Friday, March 15, 2019 8:07 PM Off-topic
    Friday, February 15, 2019 8:58 PM

All replies

  • For help with O365 you would do better by posting in the O365 forums.

    Basically you will have to select the contents of a folder and move it to the new folder.  There is no "Move Folder".  What you see in the GUI is just a representation of what happens.  Moving mail between mailboxes copies the mail and then deletes the local copy.


    Friday, February 15, 2019 9:29 PM
  • Oops didnt realize what section i had posted this in.

    Thats pretty much what i was thinking. Thanks for the help.

    Friday, February 15, 2019 9:38 PM
  • Here is the best place for asking about using complex Exchange APIs:



    Friday, February 15, 2019 9:55 PM