Please follow the below steps to exclude a Folder from Archiving:
1. Open Configuration Console
2. Select Advanced Settings | ESMWorker Exclusion Paths
3. In the ESMWorker Exclusion Paths, Specify the path to exclude wherein any messages will not be archived by ESM or the Journal Data Loader . The default value is: “Contacts\Recipient Cache”. Additional paths must be separated by “; ”. Specify full paths from root folders (such as Inbox, Contacts, etc.). All sub-folders in a specified path are excluded.
Note : ESMWorker uses ‘\’ to link the path names, but ‘\’ is a valid character in an outlook folder. If a specified exclusion path ends with a ‘\’, ESM Worker ignores it. (For example, ESMWorker treats “Inbox\ignorefolder\” as “Inbox\ignorefolder”.)
4. Click Apply to save changes