What is in the DiscoveryHolds folder

Anonymous
2022-03-29T17:18:02.993+00:00

search done for only one mailbox. We took the mailbox off of ligtigation hold and now we want to free up space. We are following https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/delete-items-in-the-recoverable-items-folder-of-mailboxes-on-hold?view=o365-worldwide

and stopped at deleting because we don't want to delete email that has not purposely been deleted.. This folder is over the mailbox size.

Name   : DiscoveryHoldsFolderType
FolderType : RecoverableItemsDiscoveryHolds

what is in there? variable? deleted items? unknown?

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  1. Andy David - MVP 143.8K Reputation points MVP
    2022-03-29T18:41:03.417+00:00

    Those arent "live". Its only messages that the user hard-deleted and should be saved when its under lit hold.
    They are ok to delete.

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  1. Andy David - MVP 143.8K Reputation points MVP
    2022-03-29T17:42:10.607+00:00

    Hey there:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/policy-and-compliance/recoverable-items-folder/recoverable-items-folder?view=exchserver-2019

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    If you are taking the mailbox off-hold, then you dont care really if those are removed yes?

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