May 19 2021
- last edited on
Feb 01 2023
Hi Tech Community Folks,
We have received a request to delete some items(Email Messages] from EXCHANGE.
According to this guide,
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/search-for-and-delete-messages-in-your-org... I created my content search and ran it [ STEP1]
It has found 44 items!
Then as STEP2: I connected to Compliance & Security Center in PowerShell as Admin, and ran New-ComplianceSearchAction -SearchName "ABC_004_22_2" -Purge -PurgeType SoftDelete
[ I ran this command atleast 10 times ]
Once I get the status via:
Get-ComplianceSearchAction -Identity 'ABC_004_22_2_Purge' | Format-list
It shows the task has been completed...
May 19 2021 09:12 AM
May 19 2021 09:17 AM
May 19 2021 09:28 AMSolution
May 19 2021 09:30 AM
May 19 2021 01:34 PM - edited May 19 2021 01:35 PM
I checked the Export results and I can see all the emails are in Recoverable Items Folder except two items(emails) although those two are from similar mailboxes that their emails were deleted successfully.
They are not on in-place/litigation Hold aswell. @Vasil Michev Do you know how I can find out why they can not be deleted? What is preventing the purge? Is there any way?
Nov 01 2022 12:02 PM - edited Nov 01 2022 12:03 PM
SoftDelete --> Email Recoverable items user
HardDelete --> Purge Folder user (30 days)
Correct me if I am wrong.