Export Recoverable Deleted Items folder to a PST file
Today I had a user ask to restore some deleted messages from a mailbox. They were unable to see the messages anywhere in the mailbox, including the Deleted Items folder.
To find out whether the messages were available to recover without resorting to a backup I used ExFolders to navigate to the mailbox and explore the Recoverable Items\Deletions folder – here I could see the messages in question so used the New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet to export them to a PST file:
New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox email@example.com -FilePath \\EX-01\PST\user1.pst -IncludeFolders “Recoverable Items”
Now the user can do what they want with the messages using the PST file.
Note: The progress of the export can be monitored using the Get-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet