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Getting the Folder Size of a folder using EWS

One of the things missing from the standard folder properties when you use EWS to access a mailbox or public folder is the size of the folder. Those that have used other API's to do mailbox and public folder size reporting should already know about the extended mapi property PR_Extended_Message_Size this is what you also need to use in EWS to get the folder size to define this in C# you can use

ExtendedPropertyDefinition PR_Extended_Message_Size = new ExtendedPropertyDefinition(3592, MapiPropertyType.Long);
PropertySet psPropertySet = new PropertySet(BasePropertySet.FirstClassProperties) { PR_Extended_Message_Size };
Folder Inbox = Folder.Bind(service, WellKnownFolderName.Inbox, psPropertySet);
Object FolderSize = null;
if (Inbox.TryGetProperty(PR_Extended_Message_Size, out FolderSize)) {
Console.WriteLine(FolderSize);
}


You can also make use of this in a script if you want an alternative to Get-MailboxFolderStatistics eg if you wanted to show the size of ever folder in a mailbox you can use the following script I've put a download of this here

$MailboxName = "user@domain.com"

$dllpath = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange\Web Services\1.0\Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.dll"
[void][Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFile($dllpath)

$service = New-Object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExchangeService([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExchangeVersion]::Exchange2007_SP1)

$windowsIdentity = [System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()
$sidbind = "LDAP://"
$aceuser = [ADSI]$sidbind

$service.AutodiscoverUrl($aceuser.mail.ToString())

$rfRootFolderID = new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.FolderId([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.WellKnownFolderName]::MsgFolderRoot,$MailboxName)
$rfRootFolder = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.Folder]::Bind($service,$rfRootFolderID)
$fvFolderView = New-Object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.FolderView(10000);
$PR_MESSAGE_SIZE_EXTENDED = new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExtendedPropertyDefinition(3592, [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.MapiPropertyType]::Integer)
$Propset = new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.PropertySet([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.BasePropertySet]::FirstClassProperties)
$Propset.add($PR_MESSAGE_SIZE_EXTENDED)
$fvFolderView.Traversal = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.FolderTraversal]::Deep
$fvFolderView.PropertySet = $Propset
$ffResponse = $rfRootFolder.FindFolders($fvFolderView);

foreach ($ffFolder in $ffResponse.Folders){
$fldObject = "" | select FolderName,FolderSize
$folderSize = $null
$ptProptest2 = $ffFolder.TryGetProperty($PR_MESSAGE_SIZE_EXTENDED, [ref]$folderSize)
$fldObject.FolderName = $ffFolder.DisplayName
$fldObject.FolderSize = [INT]$folderSize
$ReportingCollection += $fldObject
}
$ReportingCollection

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