PST migration from Exchange 2003 to 2013. wierd folder names
Hi, Hope someone can figure this one out... I have this strange issue when importing PST files. I found another person having the same issue. Please see problem description below Source : I am trying to export mailboxes from my old Exchange 2003 SP2 that runs on a Windows Small Business Server 2003 and import them to my new Exchange 2013 that runs on a Windows Server 2012. So far I have exported the mailboxes to *.pst -files using ExMerge.exe and imported them to Exchange 2013 using the below cmdlet: Dir \\EXCH01\PST\*.pst | %{ New-MailboxImportRequest Name ImportOfPst BatchName ImportPstFiles Mailbox $_.BaseName FilePath $_.FullName} After a successful import if I log on to OWA on a account I get wierd looking folder names, for example Inbox looks like this: ]^. I reckon this has something to do with system locale... If I however export from Outlook to *.pst I get another problem with folder names: The Inbox folder in swedish is called "Inkorgen" on 2003 and "Inkorg" on 2013, the Sent folder is called "Skickat" on 2003 and "Skickade objekt" on 2013 - and so forth. This results in new folders are created instead of putting the mails and objects in the folders created by Exchange 2013. I hope you understand my problem. Has anyone got a working solution on migrating from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013?
January 19th, 2013 6:55am

PSTs that are exported by exmerge are ANSI PSTs. You have to convert ANSI PSTs to UNICODE PSTs. We used free tool for this: Then you can import PSTs in Exchange 2013 without problems!
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January 19th, 2013 11:27am

You will have to use Outlook to export, when you use outlook, the format remains UNICOD Or else use the tool to convert them into UNICOD. Gulab Prasad, My Blog | Z-Hire Employee Provisioning App
January 19th, 2013 11:37am

Hi , I noticed it shows Swedish. So please check and configure the users language setting. Set-MailboxRegionalConfiguration: Also try switching Outlook client use the following cmdlet. outlook.exe /resetfoldernames Wendy Liu TechNet Community Support
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January 25th, 2013 10:07am

You'll most likely need to create your own names mapping, but fellow UC Architects Podcast contributer and Exchange Architect Michel De Rooij has written a script that may help: SteveSteve Goodman Check out my Blog for more Exchange info or find me on Twitter
January 27th, 2013 3:24am

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