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New-MailboxFolder

 

Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange Server 2016 and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

Use the New-MailboxFolder cmdlet to create folders in your own mailbox. Administrators can't use this cmdlet to create folders in other mailboxes (the cmdlet is available only from the MyBaseOptions user role).

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax.

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

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 under the Inbox folder in the mailbox for Tony who's running the command.

New-MailboxFolder -Parent :\Inbox -Name Personal

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 this topic lists all parameters for the cmdlet, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To find the permissions required to run any cmdlet or parameter in your organization, see Find the permissions required to run any Exchange cmdlet..

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Name

Required

System.String

The Name parameter specifies the name of the new folder. If the value contains spaces, enclose the value in quotation marks (").

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 folder in the root folder hierarchy of the specified mailbox. You specify values for this parameter by using the syntax: <Mailbox Identity>:<Parent>

Valid values for <Mailbox Identity> are unique identifiers for the mailbox.

For example:

  • Name

  • Display name

  • Alias

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Canonical DN

  • <domain name>\<account name>

  • Email address

  • GUID

  • LegacyExchangeDN

  • SamAccountName

  • User ID or user principal name (UPN)

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 specifies whether to show or hide the confirmation prompt. How this switch affects the cmdlet depends on if the cmdlet requires confirmation before proceeding.

  • Destructive cmdlets (for example, Remove-* cmdlets) have a built-in pause that forces you to acknowledge the command before proceeding. For these cmdlets, you can skip the confirmation prompt by using this exact syntax: -Confirm:$false.

  • Most other cmdlets (for example, New-* and Set-* cmdlets) don't have a built-in pause. For these cmdlets, specifying the Confirm switch without a value introduces a pause that forces you acknowledge the command before proceeding.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2016.

The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example, dc01.contoso.com.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch simulates the actions of the command. You can use this switch to view the changes that would occur without actually applying those changes. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

 
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