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Does the 'Export Archive Wizard' remove content from archive?

Created: 29 Aug 2012 • Updated: 09 Oct 2012 | 4 comments
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Seems like a pretty obvious question, but I've run the Export Archive Wizard to export some emails into a PST expecting the emails to be removed from the users Ev archive - however they didn't get removed.

Can I then assume that this function doesn't remove emails from the archive (but copy them instead) or is it down to the vaultstore that the emails are in (and whether its marked as read-only)?

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AndrewB's picture

it's in there and the option is called "Remove exported items from archive"

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner |

AndrewB's picture


Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner |

LCT's picture

Andy is right, but only when you choose the option....Export all items from this root folder path, you get the tick box for remove exported items from the archive.

I have not tested myself but this option may be prevented, if the retention category is blocking users from deleting items from vault.

TypoProne's picture

Both these posters are completely right. and just to add... I have done it several times. you can do the entire mailbox by specifying the root "\" directory. I relied on this when I could not reliably count on shortcuts being updated upon importing.

I have done it dozens of time at least.

Hope this helps. If someone here did... please dont forget to flag the solution so that others dont come where help is not needed.

Many thanks.