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FindFolder

Last modified: October 13, 2012

Applies to: Exchange Online | Exchange Server 2007 | Exchange Server 2010 | Exchange Server 2013 | Office 365

The FindFolder element defines a request to find folders in a mailbox.


<FindFolder Traversal="Shallow/Deep/SoftDeleted">
   <FolderShape/>
   <IndexedPageFolderView/>
   <Restriction/>
   <ParentFolderIds/>
</FindFolder>

<FindFolder Traversal="Shallow/Deep/SoftDeleted">
   <FolderShape/>
   <FractionalPageFolderView/>
   <Restriction/>
   <ParentFolderIds/>
</FindFolder>

FindFolderType

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

Attribute

Description

Traversal

Defines how a search is performed. This attribute is required.

Traversal Attribute Values

Value

Description

Shallow

Instructs the FindFolder operation to search only the identified folder and to return only the folder IDs for items that have not been deleted. This is called a shallow traversal.

Deep

Instructs the FindFolder operation to search in all child folders of the identified parent folder and to return only the folder IDs for items that have not been deleted. This is called a deep traversal.

SoftDeleted

Instructs the FindFolder operation to perform a shallow traversal search for deleted items.

Child elements

Element

Description

FolderShape

Identifies the folder properties to include in a FindFolder response.

IndexedPageFolderView

Describes how paged item information is returned in a FindFolder response. This element is optional.

FractionalPageFolderView

Describes where the paged view starts and the maximum number of folders returned in a FindFolder request. This element is optional.

Restriction

Defines a restriction or query that is used to filter folders in a FindFolder operation. This element is optional.

ParentFolderIds

Identifies folders for the FindFolder operation to search.

Parent elements

None.

The schema that describes this element is located in the EWS virtual directory of the computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 that has the Client Access server role installed.

The following example of a FindFolder request shows how to form a request to find all the folders located in an Inbox.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"
  xmlns:t="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/types">
  <soap:Body>
    <FindFolder Traversal="Shallow" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/messages">
      <FolderShape>
        <t:BaseShape>Default</t:BaseShape>
      </FolderShape>
      <ParentFolderIds>
        <t:DistinguishedFolderId Id="inbox"/>
      </ParentFolderIds>
    </FindFolder>
  </soap:Body>
</soap:Envelope>

Namespace

http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/messages

Schema Name

Messages schema

Validation File

Messages.xsd

Can be Empty

False

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