Export Mailbox Into PST of Specific Date Range In Exchange 2013 / 2010 Environment

Ashwani Tiwari | Modified: 2021-02-23T14:35:12+00:00 | Exchange Server|

In Exchange 2013 / 2010 Environment, Export Exchange Mailbox to PST File using the Export wizard i.e SysTools Exchange Export tool & manual solution such as: Exchange Admin Center and PowerShell Shell. But, while working with Admin Centre, administrators can’t export mailbox into pst of specific Date range, only the complete mailboxes items moved into PST File format that leads to a Lengthy and Time-Consuming process.

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With PowerShell Command, move the Content filter attributes to export only specific data-range items with New MailboxExportRequest into PST

While using PowerShell cmdlet, if the syntax and parameter are not correct, it leads to process fail every time. As you can see in below query asked by Exchange Users.

“Hi, there! I want to export all emails of the specific date range or time period. For Ex: 1 Jan 2018 to 8 Aug 2018, in Exchange 2010. Whenever I am attempting to do the same with the help of PowerShell command, I am facing some issues. Can someone please help.”

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New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet of PowerShell used in Exchange 2010 to export Exchange database mailbox to the Outlook PST file in a specified date range. For managing the Exchange database, Exchange Management Console (EMC) and Exchange Control Panel (ECP) are utilized by Administrators. This post will focus on the same topic.

Export Mailbox Into PST of Specific Date Range – Powershell Commands  

Below we are taking an example of date range filtering using New-MailboxExportRequest. This command will search for a data item in any folder, which has a received date in the range 24 Dec 2017 to 1 Jan 2018 from the “Loco” mailbox. All the found data items are exported into a PST in the defined file location.

New-MailboxExportRequest -ContentFilter {(Received -lt '24/12/2017') -and (Received -gt '01/01/2018')} -Mailbox "Loco" -Name DPeltonExp -FilePath \\ExServer1\Imports\DPelton.pst
  • After running the command, you will realize that all the mailbox exports start queuing.
  • In network share, where we are going to export the mailboxes too, we can see the information as well.
  • After exporting the mailboxes successfully, you can remove the export requests via executing the following query:
Get-MailboxExportRequest | Remove-MailboxExportRequest
While exporting mailbox items, the process can fail due to an error such as “Invalid Name”, “Large Mailbox Size” and “Bad Items”. To know more visit:
New-mailbox export request Access to Path is Denied Error and
File Failed Error While Exporting Exchange Mailbox

Export Mailbox Into PST Of Specific Date Range In Exchange 2013 / 2010

Try Exchange Export Software is a quick & Secure way to Export Live Exchange Server mailboxes into PST file of the specific date range. With the utility, access Exchange 2016 and below environments easily and use the Date Filter on Emails, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, Journals items of user’s mailboxes.

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Date Filter

Each section of mailboxes Date Filter option is available, use the “From” & “To” section to set the Data-Range to export only the selected Data data.


While Exporting Database items from Exchange into Outlook format, use the “Split Option” to divide the resulted PST file format since the Older Versions of Outlook application doesn’t support large size PST file. Hence to avoid performance issue, use the “Split File” option.

Split File

Note: The presence of Live Exchange Server Environment and MS Outlook (2016 or below versions) is necessary on the migration machine.

If you want to recover, repair and export offline / dismounted Exchange database file, try a smart solution named as SysTools EDB to PST Converter tool. It provides multiple options like date-filter, category filter, split PST option to customize the migration process. Users can export mailbox to PST date range easily in a simplified manner.

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Also, this utility provides dual scan (Quick & Advance scan) that easily repair EDB file and mailboxes from corruption automatically without using any New-MailboxRepairRequest cmdlet. After recovery, users can easily extract mailbox from EDB file Exchange 2016/2013 and export to PST file in a hassle freeway.


Now user have complete information to export mailbox into PST of specific date range with PowerShell command, issues occur due to parameter and syntax. To fix that either, use the mentioned command or selects an automated solution offered by SysTools as “Exchange Export Tool” equipped with “Date Range” filter to export only the selected data items. Also, split the resulted PST File for different Outlook environment. The best thing about this software is that it supports all versions of Exchange Server as well as MS Outlook.

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