Applies to: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online
Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-13
Public folders are designed for shared access and provide an easy and effective way to collect, organize, and share information with other people in your workgroup or organization.
|By default, a public folder inherits the settings of its parent folder, including the permissions settings.|
For additional management tasks related to managing public folders, see Public Folder Procedures.
For additional management tasks related to public folders, see Public Folder Procedures in Exchange Online.
What do you need to know before you begin?
- Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes.
- You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this
procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the
"Public folders" entry in the Sharing and
Collaboration Permissions topic.
- You can’t create a public folder unless you’ve first created a
public folder mailbox. For more information about how to create a
public folder mailbox, see Create a Public Folder
- For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the
procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in
the Exchange Admin Center.
What do you want to do?
Use the EAC to create a public folder
When using the EAC to create a public folder, you’ll only be able to set the name and the path of the public folder. To configure additional settings, you’ll need to edit the public folder after it’s created.
- Navigate to Public folders > Public
- If you want to create this public folder as a child of an
existing public folder, click the existing public folder in the
list view. If you want to create a top-level public folder, skip
- Click Add .
- In Public Folder, type the name of the public
Important: Don't use a backslash (\) in the name when creating a public folder.
- In the Path box, verify the path to the public folder.
If this isn’t the desired path, click Cancel and follow Step
2 of this procedure.
- Click Save.
Use the Shell to create a public folder
This example creates a public folder named Reports in the path Marketing\2013.
New-PublicFolder -Name Reports -Path \Marketing\2013
|Don't use a backslash (\) in the name when creating a public folder.|
For detailed syntax and parameter information, see New-PublicFolder.
How do you know this worked?
To verify that you’ve successfully created a public folder, do the following:
- In the EAC, click Refresh to refresh the list of public
folders. Your new public folder should be displayed in the
- In the Shell, run any of the following commands:
Get-PublicFolder -Identity \Marketing\2013\Reports | Format-List
Get-PublicFolder -Identity \Marketing\2013 -GetChildren