Export Exchange 2010 mailboxes using the Exchange Management Console

Sandeep KumarAssociate Consultant
Experts in Data Recovery, Email Recovery, and Email & Cloud Migration Tools.

“Export your Exchange 2010 mailboxes to another mailbox using the Export Mailbox Wizard of the Exchange Management Console.”

The Exchange Management Console (Export Mailbox Wizard) of Exchange 2010 helps to export mailbox data to another mailbox. 

Before Starting the Export

The account you are using to export the mailbox needs to have Mailbox Import Export role assigned to it. You can do this using Exchange Management Shell:

New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Role "Mailbox Import Export" –User <user name>

Once the account has been granted the permissions, the user can perform the export action. 

Export mailbox content using the Export Mailbox wizard (Exchange Management Console)

The process to export the mailbox data using Exchange Management Console is given here:

  1. First, open the Exchange Management Console.
  2. In Microsoft Exchange On-premises > Recipient Configuration, click on Mailbox.
  3. Now, select and right-click on the desired mailbox(es) and click Export Mailbox.
  4. In the Introduction page, Browse and select the target mailbox or provide a target a folder name. Then, click Next.
  5. In the Conditions page, select the filters according to your requirements. Click Next.
  6. Select the export options as per your need and click Next.
  7. Summary of the mailbox export is displayed. Verify it and click Export.
  8. The Completion page shows the result of the export. Click Finish.

A new folder (specified earlier) would be created in the user mailbox (can be seen by accessing the user mailbox in Outlook).

It seems easy to export mailboxes using the Exchange Management Console, but it exports the mailbox data to another mailbox only. It cannot export mailbox data to a PST file. But there is an easier way of exporting EDB mailboxes to PST - Kernel for Exchange Server. Also, this Exchange Database recovery software repairs corrupted files before exporting them. This professional software is error-free, quick and efficient. The data is unharmed and unchanged in all manners during the export.


Exporting Exchange 2010 mailboxes using the Export Mailbox wizard of the Exchange Management Console is described here. Along with that, a professional tool, Kernel for Exchange Server is introduced for quick and efficient EDB to PST export. Exchange 2010 users can choose any of these methods as per their requirement.

Sandeep KumarAssociate Consultant
Experts in Data Recovery, Email Recovery, and Email & Cloud Migration Tools.

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