Using Aid4Mail version 5.0.4 (Build 679) or later provides you with the functionality to create a batch of sessions using the asterisk wildcard in the source location or PST file field. This is very useful if your source folder contains multiple PST or Mimecast files that need to be processed. The asterisk wildcard can also be used in the target location or PST file field if you need to convert each source file to an individual target file.
Finally, this asterisk wildcard can also be used for processing folders that contain mail data such as EML files. Let us explain in detail below.
For example, lets say you have the following source folder:
that contains the following PST files:
You can now enter the following in your source PST file location in Aid4Mail:
Next you can configure the target settings for the session. If you were converting to EML files, you can use the * character in the target location field as a placeholder for the corresponding source PST file name. For example:
Your Source and Target settings would look like this:
Once you have configured all the settings, make sure the Session List is shown and then click the "Duplicate" button. Aid4Mail will now replace the filename pattern in this session with the full name of the first PST file. It will then create three new, duplicate sessions: one for each of the remaining three PST files that match the pattern. :
Session-001 C:\PST files\fred.pst
Session-002 C:\PST files\sally.pst
The above method also works with source Mimecast and Google Takeout files.
Another example would be if you have the following Mimecast source folder:
and it contains the following files:
You would select Mimecast SJF Format as the source and then add the following in the location:
If you need to migrate each users archive to an individual PST file, you would add the following in the Target PST file location:
Once all the other settings are configured in the session, make sure the Session List is shown and then click the "Duplicate" button. Aid4Mail will now replace the filename pattern in this session with the full name of the first zipped file. It will then create three new, duplicate sessions: one for each of the remaining three zipped files that match the pattern. The target PST file locations will also be automatically updated like this:
Lastly, the asterisk duplication feature works with subfolders. Suppose your root folder has the following subfolders (that contain EML files):
You can enter the following as your source location in Aid4Mail (the missing dot tells Aid4Mail to match folders instead of files):
C:\Source\User EML Files\*
If you want to convert each of the folders containing EML files to a single MBOX file, you would enter the following in the target location:
C:\Target\User MBOX files\*.mbox
When you are finished configuring your session, make sure the Session List is shown and then click the "Duplicate" button. Aid4Mail will then replace the filename pattern in this session with the full name of the first subfolder. It will then create three new, duplicate sessions: one for each of the remaining three subfolders that match the pattern.
Source location: C:\Source\User EML Files\email@example.com
Target location: C:\Target\User MBOX files\firstname.lastname@example.org
You can use this subfolder Duplicate method for the following source formats:
- Google Takeout
- Outlook .msg