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New-MailboxFolder

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

Use the New-MailboxFolder cmdlet to create a folder under the specified parent folder for your mailbox.


New-MailboxFolder -Name <String> -Parent <MailboxFolderIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Parameter Required Type Description

Name

Required

System.String

The Name parameter specifies the name of the new folder.

Parent

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.MailboxFolderIdParameter

The Parent parameter specifies values of the mailbox identity and the parent folder under which the new folder is to be created. If the parent folder isn't specified, the cmdlet creates the new folder in the root folder hierarchy of the specified mailbox. You can specify the values in this format: <Mailbox Identity>:<Parent>

Valid values for <Mailbox Identity> include:

  • GUID
  • ADObjectID
  • Distinguished name (DN)
  • Domain\username
  • User principal name
  • LegacyExchangeDN
  • SMTP address
  • Alias
  • Store object ID of the parent folder

Values for <Parent> can be both the store object ID and a path string such as "\Inbox\Personal."”

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm switch.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from Active Directory.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

If no parent folder is specified, the cmdlet creates a mail folder in the root folder hierarchy of the mailbox. If the mailbox isn't specified, the cmdlet creates the folder in the mailbox of the user currently running the task. When run, the cmdlet returns the new folder name and the folder path as the output. You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "User options" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

Error Description

 

This example creates the folder Personal under the Inbox folder of Tony's mailbox.

New-MailboxFolder -Parent Tony:\Inbox -Name Personal

This example creates the folder Personal in the root folder hierarchy of Tony's mailbox.

New-MailboxFolder -Parent Tony -Name Personal

This example creates the folder Personal in the mailbox for Tony who's running the command.

New-MailboxFolder -Parent :\Inbox  -Name Personal
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