How to Recover Exchange EDB File

Download & Install the software to initiate the recovery process. Here is the step by step guide of How to Recover Exchange Mailbox Data using Exchange Recovery Software.

  • Export to PST
    • Microsoft Outlook should be installed and should be configured properly for any valid or dummy profile/account.
    • If you are using Windows 10/8.1/8/7 or Vista, then please launch the tool as "Run as Administrator".
  • Export to Live Exchange Server
STEP 1

Run the software from installed location or Go to Start » All Programs » SysTools Exchange Recovery » SysTools Exchange Recovery.
The software requires MS Outlook (2016/2013/2010/2007/2003/2002/2000/97) pre-installed on your machine, as soon as you initialize it a window pops up notifying Prerequisite Component Status.

check for prerequisite
STEP 2

Now click on the "Add File" button to select single or multiple dismounted exchange mailbox files to be recovered.

exchange recovery
STEP 3

As soon as you click on the Add Files button, "Add File" Window pops up to let you select one of the given options like (a) Select File (b) Search File

Click on the Browse option to navigate through the location where the Public(Pub1.edb) or Private(Priv1.edb) EDB Files are stored.

Next select the file and click open to add the files.

*Note : If Priv.stm or Pub.stm on the same location where you have the .edb files, the software automatically select the .stm file .Otherwise you have to manually browse the stm file location and add respectively.

browse edb file
STEP 4

It has two new options for serching .edb file

(1) Search All Drive: User can search .edb file from Entire Drive.

(2) Search Selected Drive: In this option user can search file from selected drive.

Next click search option to search the .edb files.

searchingoption
STEP 5

As soon as the searching process is completed a dialog box appears confirming search completed Successfully, After that the software displays the list of .edb files stored on entire drive.

Next choose the .edb file and click Add option to add the file for scanning.

list of edb files
STEP 6

The software provides two modes of scanning the files to be recovered i.e.Quick & Advanced mode.

Quick Mode : Provides faster recovery of mailboxes or folders from Exchange database files – .edb

Advanced Mode : If you are not able to view the data after using quick scan mode or if the .edb file is highly corrupted then use the Advance scan mode. As it is designed for deep data recovery task. This Software support Advance Scan on 64 bit OS also.

scan mode
STEP 7

The software show complete scanning process of EDB file.

scanning process
STEP 8

As soon as the scanning process is completed a dialog box appears confirming success of the scanning process, the left most panel displays the list of mailboxes in complete folder/directory hierarchy. Now user can save scan report if he needs.

scanning completed
STEP 9

Click on the + option to expand mailbox items & click on specific folders to enumerate the list of the mails contained in the selected folder.
Select a particular Email to get a Normal Mail View of the e-mail data at the bottom pane.

Normal View
STEP 10

Preview Attachments present inside a particular email by clicking on the Attachments tab. It displays the list of attachments along with details present in the same & upon selection, the attachment is previewed on the bottom right corner.

attachments view
STEP 11

You can switch the display pane in two ways to get a better view of the email data details such as - Horizontal & Vertical View. By default, the email data is displayed in horizontal View.

switch-view
STEP 12

Select single or multiple emails & then right click to Export them into PST, MSG, EML, Live Exchange 2013, PDF & HTML formats.

export selected mails
STEP 13

Now, the software prompts Exports options dialog window providing us multiple export choices such as Export As PST/MSG/EML/PDF/HTML or DirectlyImport to Live Exchange Server 2013. A destination location needs to be provided inorder to save the Exported files in that location, click on theBrowse button to choose the path.

select export options
STEP 14

Track the Export process progress in the following window with details such as Folders, Item Count & Destination Path which provides information about the current file(s) getting exported.

exporting process
STEP 15

An Alert message window pops up as soon as the Export process gets completed. Click OK to proceed with the changes.

export process completed
STEP 16

Export Report pops showing the details of the Exported mails along with Source File Name, Success Count, Fail Count also..Now click on the SAVE option to save the report as CSV. Provide the desired location to save the Export Report CSV file.

export report
STEP 17

Alternatively you can explicitly Export multiple mailboxes by clicking on the Export button located below the top menu.

export all mailboxes
STEP 18

Now a window pops up representing two primary tabs Export As & Select Folder(s) which allows you to select multiple mailboxes .Click on the browse button to select the destination folder where the mailboxes will be exported.

Select Export As options such as PST/EML/MSG/PDF/HTML file formats or importing the mailboxes to a Live Exchange 2013. Click on Export button to proceed with the changes and initialize the export process.

Learn How to Import EDB into Live Exchange Server

export options
STEP 19

View the Export process with the listed details to get an overview of the contents getting exported.

exporting procedure
STEP 20

Upon completion, the software pops a message window indicating the completion of the Export process. Click OK to proceed further.

export-process-completed
STEP 21

An Export Report is prepared by the software containing the details of the exported mailboxes and the location where they are getting saved.Click on the SAVE button to save the Report as CSV.

save export report
STEP 22

Browse the location where you want to save the Export Report CSV file.Click on the Save button to proceed further.

location to save export report
STEP 23

Now Open the PST file or the format in which you exported the Mailbox data using Microsoft Outlook , click on the File button to start adding the PST File to Outlook.

export-pst-into-outlook
STEP 24

To add Outlook Data File PST click on Open & Export » Open Outlook Data File to add mailbox data in the PST file format.

open outlook data file
STEP 25

Browse the location where the PST file is stored .Select the PST file and click Open to add the Outlook Data File to Outlook.

open pst in outlook
STEP 26

The added Mailbox Data could be located in a separate pane, explore the folders and mails by clicking on them separately.

view pst file

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