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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: ÂÊÊÊÂÊ]^. 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?

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create a subfolder, e.g. temp under your inbox and sent box, where you move all content. after reimport into 2013, you move them into the new inbox / sent box and delete the empty temp folders afterwards.

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