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Export Exchange 2013 EDB Mailbox to PST

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As much as Microsoft wants to kill off PST file support, just as they tried to do with public folders, there are still times when it is useful or downright necessary to export Exchange mailboxes to PST files.

Thankfully, it is still possible to export mailboxes to PST from within the EAC (Exchange Admin Centre) if you are willing to jump through a few hoops. The basic process for exporting mailboxes is,

  1. Create a share to export to
  2. Assign yourself import / export permissions
  3. Export the mailbox

1. Creating a share

As exchange is now mostly managed through a web interface rather than a console you need to setup a share to export these PST files to. It’s up to you where you place this share but make sure:

  • There is enough space for the PST files
  • The Exchange server can access to the share
  • Clean it up after

So, let’s create a share, call it EXUtil$, share it with everyone, full control. For your NTFS Permissions make sure that the Exchange Trusted Subsystem object has full control. 

As a quick test just make sure you can browse to the share from the exchange server and that there are no networking issues stopping you.

2. Import / Export Permissions

Even if you are already a Domain / Enterprise admin you won’t have access to export to PST by default. To set give yourself the correct permissions

  1. Open the Exchange Admin Centre (EAC)
  2. Click Permissions from the left-hand side
  3. Select Admin roles from the top
  4. Click Organization Management from the list
  5. Click the Pencil to edit
  6. Add a member and select the user you wish to give permissions
  7. Click on OK

3. Exporting the mailbox data to PST

First, make sure that you are logged into EAC as the user that you just gave import / export permissions to. Now we need to find the user who we are going to be exporting to PST, click the ellipses (the 3 dots) next to that user and select Export to a PST file from the drop down. 

Now you have an option to export the contents of the mailbox or the contents of the archive. Select the one you want, if you want both you will have to submit two separate jobs. 

Next fill in the path of the share that you created before, also give the PST file a name. 

And finally, select a user whom you wish to notify when the job completes. 

You will be notified when the job starts, completes or fails

Once the job has finished the PST file will appear in the share that you created!

The manual Exchange Recovery process is so complicated that only a technical expert who was worked extensively on Exchange server can perform the whole procedure. A normal user will find this method quite hard to follow and that is where Exchange Recovery tool comes to the rescue. It is specially developed to assist user in performing EDB to PST conversion within minutes. It has a highly user friendly GUI which make even a novice Exchange user to complete whole procedure in three simple steps.


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by:Maryta yllors
Your EDB to PST Converter did wonder in online conversion. I can effortlessly perform EDB to PST conversion online with this utility. As Exchange admin, I can easily connect to Domain server. It is really very helpful to retrieve back all my lost files. Download the Free trial version of EDB to PST Converter software, in free trial version you are allow to export 25 items per exchange server mailbox to outlook pst file.

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by:Olaf Burch
Completely helpful manual solution to export Exchange 2013 EDB mailbox to Outlook PST and users can take advantage from this article. If any case your problem does not solve then you can try third party tools like https://www.datarepairtools.com/edb-to-pst-converter.html

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by:Justin Morris
EDB to PST Converter repairs corrupt or damaged Exchange EDB files and restores the mailboxes into Outlook PST file. You can easily view Mailbox data from the PST files using MS Outlook application. It supports MS Exchange Server Recovery for 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 corrupt and unmounted database.

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by:Robinsan Shaw
Great information to manually import PST File data to Exchange 2013 Mailbox. To know about import/export permissions command so that file can be imported, a user can visit http://www.acquireforensics.com/blog/import-pst-into-public-folder-exchange-2013.html  to know the commands.

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by:Marshal Hubs
You can Export Exchange 2013 Mailboxes to PST by using Stellar EDB to PST Converter. The software exports exchange mailboxes to Live Exchange Server and Office 365.The software supports all versions of Exchange Server. For more information, check this link: https://www.stellarinfo.com/blog/how-to-export-exmailboxes-to-pst/

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by:amie aroa
EdbMails Free EDB to PST Converter Tool is an effective & reliable tool which provides perfect solution to recover damaged EDB file. Exchange server recovery tool recovers & restore all damaged/corrupted .edb files. It supports all versions of MS outlook and restores PST files in your location. It restores all files in  formats such as HTML, Text, RTF etc. It helps to preview of all damaged or corrupted EDB files before restoration. Free availability of demo edition help you to easily understand application and the complete procedure of recovery.

Feature of EDB to PST Converter tool:

1) It repairs all the corrupted EDB file.
2) It helps to restore all mailbox data like inbox, sent items, calendar, contact, attachment, journal, task etc
3) recovers public and private folders.
4) There is no mailbox size limitation.
5) user can export only required mailbox.
6) Recovers deleted edb file.

For more information visit: https://www.edbmails.com


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by:Kirby Puckett
Enstella EDB to PST Exporter Software has expert technique that gives only related features which helps to Export EDB File to PST from all old and updated Exchange versions. This application helps technical and non- technical users to extract unlimited mailboxes from EDB to PST/ EML and more format along with all emails, properties (to, cc, bcc, sent mails), calendar, journal, attachment, appointment etc. This tool has risk-free method to restore EDB to PST with split large PST File into small PST File up to 5 GB. It gives email filtering option thereby users can access only particular selective EDB Mails between 2 dates “start date” to “end date”. It is high-quality program which superbly downloaded in all windows supported computer without generate any trouble.

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