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Export Mailbox to PST Access to Path Denied in Exchange 2010/ 2013/ 2016

Published By Mohit Jha
Tej Pratap Shukla
Approved By Tej Pratap Shukla
Published On December 31st, 2021
Reading Time 5 Minutes Reading

When trying to save mailboxes to PST Outlook 2010, the PowerShell command “New-MailboxExportRequest used. However, when using this script, the parameters with this command line should be accurate otherwise, the users will get the problem related to access path is denied. At certain times, there is a chance that folder does not have permissions to allow the Microsoft Exchange to write into it. For this reason, the command will return this error message “New-mailboxexportrequest Access to Path is denied”. Therefore, in the following section, we will discuss a step-by-step procedure resolve the issue i.e. export mailbox to PST access to path denied in Exchange 2010/ 2013/ 2016. Before that, let us know about “New-MailboxExportRequest” command in Exchange Server.

An Overview: New-MailboxExportRequest Command

The Export command is only available in Exchange on-premises. Most of the people are using this command to begin the export process of all contents of the primary mailbox. But, this cmdlet is only present in Mailbox Import Export role. By default, the role is not getting assigned to a specific role group. Therefore, in order to use this Export PowerShell command, you must add the Mailbox Import Export role to any role group.

Role of PowerShell Command in MS Exchange

Most of the people try to run PowerShell command ‘New-MailboxExportRequest’ to transfer PST files. However, if the Exchange trusted subsystem group may not have enough read and write permissions, then you will get the following error message:

These are the most common parameters added with New-Mailbox Export Requests:

[-BadItemLimit ]: This parameter will be used when any corruption issue arises while exporting entire data.

[-IncludeFolders <String[]>]: This parameter is used to include a Specific Folder item during the export process.

[-ExcludeFolders <String[]>]: This parameter is used to save data except for the folder in Exclude Folder Parameter.

[-ContentFilter]: This parameter is used to export messages to a PST file that matches the filter.

Measures to Fix Export Mailbox to PST Access to Path Denied in Exchange 2016

There are so many ways by which users can resolve New-mailboxexportrequest access to the path is denied error message. By using these manual solutions, users can easily fix this issue. Let us have a look:

Measure 1: Grant Read & Write permissions

This error can be resolved by assigning “Read and Execute” permission to the Exchange trusted subsystem group. This permission will allow them to carry out the request. For allowing the Read and Write permission, users can click on the checkbox. After this, you can easily resolve this Exchange 2016 export mailbox to PST access to path denied error message.

Measure 2: Delete ManagementRoleAssignments & Create new Role Group

Eliminate both Management Role Assignments

Role Assignments

Make a new Role Group

Here are following commands that will help to create a new Role group:

role group

Challenges Faced While Executing Manual Measures

Some of the challenges encountered by the user while fixing the error export mailbox to PST access to path denied in Exchange 2010 are as follows:

1- Most of the time PowerShell commands are unable to resolve such type of issues.
2- Sometimes, these cmdlets do not support Exchange 2010 and its lower versions.
3- It becomes difficult for a novice user to perform PowerShell commands, resulting in data loss.

Why Automated Solution is Preferred Over Manual Approach?

In the above section, we have seen various limitations of the manual solution. Therefore, to overcome such drawbacks of the manual solution, thus users can take help of a reliable third-party tool. One such application is Exchange Export Tool, which allows the user to export Exchange mailbox to PST format in bulk. Also, users can use this utility for Exchange mailbox backup and restore for future purposes. It is capable enough to migrate selective mailboxes from Exchange 2010 mailbox to Outlook PST.

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It has some extraordinary features which is mentioned below:

1- Offers Date Filtration while exporting Exchange mailboxes

2- Facility to remove email messages within the mailbox after migration

3- Automatically detect, scan & load Active Directory configuration

4- Allows the users to search all Exchange mailboxes within Sub-domain

5- Installation of both environment Live Exchange & MS Outlook is the must

Step by Step Working Process

1- Launch Exchange Export tool on your local system

launch tool

2- Then, you can preview the mailbox name along with permissions

view data

3- After that, apply filters to move data of a specific date

4- You can apply some additional filter, i.e., Maintain Folder Hierarchy and Split the File

5- Click on “Browse” button to select destination location to save the Output data file


6- Hit on Export Button to avoid access denied path error.


Time to Conclude

The PowerShell command is used to export the contents of the primary mailbox of Exchange to PST file. But, at a certain time, this cmdlet generates an error message “new-mailboxexportrequest access to path is denied”. Therefore, in this post, we have covered different manual ways by which users can resolve this error message. But, the manual approach to fix export mailbox to PST access to path denied in Exchange 2016 issue is very complex and also lead to data loss problems. Therefore, it is always advisable to opt for an automated solution i.e., Exchange Export tool that allows users to move Exchange mailboxes to Outlook PST without any data loss. Also, we have explained the overall working steps of the tool in a proper way.