Recover Exchange Mailbox from Public EDB File - SysTools Exchange Recovery Tool

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Now Recover Exchange Mailbox from Public EDB File (pub.edb) of 2010 / 2007 environment via Exchange Recovery Tools. Also, recover public folder mailbox Exchange 2013 / 2016 & restore into Exchange Server again details such as emails, contacts details and Calendar details.

In the Previous article, we discussed, how we Recover Exchange Mailbox Folder From EDB File but in an Exchange environment, a different EDB File is created according to different versions. Different exchange versions are released via Microsoft. In older versions of Exchange, file formats such as "Pub.edb", "Priv.edb" and STM File were created and all three files had a different role in the exchange environment to save user information. Private EDB used to store the information the user Mailbox only, whereas Pub.edb file used to store information shared with other Exchange users.

In fact, the default location of Public Folder Mailbox in Exchange different from one version to another.

Older Versions such as Exchange 2003 and 2000, you can locate the file:

C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA\Pub1.edb

In Exchange 2007 and 2010, you can locate Mailbox

C:\Program\Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\First Storage Group\Public Folder Database.edb

And if anyhow you know, the location of EDB files, it will be easier for you to Recover Exchange Mailbox from Public EDB File especially when you are utilizing inbuilt option (Eseutil) to repair and recover Exchange 2010 mailbox from public EDB file.

Most Common Error Issues With EDB File

The following are the cases which show the most frequently occurring errors and issues, which may lead to corruption in an Exchange mailbox of a Public EDB file. Further, need an Exchange database recovery.

  • MS Exchange database is in an inefficient shutdown state: This issue is confronted when system abnormally terminates. The next time when it's open, Exchange database goes into an unpredictable state and shows the below-listed error.

    Error: Operation terminated with error -550 JET_errDatabaseDirtyShutdown

  • Transaction Log Error (Error: 501 (0xfffffe0b) JET_errLogFileCorrupt): When your transaction log files are missing the log file records all the changes that are made in an Exchange database. Firstly, the data is written to the transaction log after that written to the database. If the log files are missing then the EDB file becomes inconstant. You may face this error code if your log files are missing positively.

Professional Technique to Recover Public EDB from Exchange 2010

Sometimes, the Pub.edb files are highly corrupted due to some reasons. But, here we come up with an effortless way to resolve all the issues properly. You do not have to worry anymore, you can opt to use a third-party utility such as " SysTools Exchange Recovery Tool". With the help of this software, you can easily and simply recover an Exchange mailbox from a Public EDB file. 

This recovery utility is equipped with advanced features and functionalities. This tool is capable of recovering Exchange Public EDB files (Pub.edb) effectively. The software furnishes an option to date and time based filtering to restore Exchange emails of 2010 and above versions. This is a prominent way to recover the public EDB files from Exchange 2010.

Recover Exchange Mailbox from Public EDB File- Step-by-Step Guide

Here, in this segment, we are going to discuss the steps to perform the recovery task. All the steps are discussed in a descriptive manner. You just need to follow all the steps in sequence to get a better and positive outcome.

System Specification:

ADD Pub.EDB File:  After ensuring the above prerequisites of the utility are met. The software facilitates a user-friendly interface as comparisons to a manual solution. This contains all the information on one screen, which makes it easier for the user to use it. Such as Preview Panel and Meta-Description Panel,  Folder List panel, Navigation Panel.  Use Add File option to compute Pub.edb within the software.

Locate EDB File within the System: If you don’t know the location of Public Database file (as mentioned above). Then you can use “Search" option to locate file all the EDB file stored within all drives. If you know the location, then use the "Select" option to browse the file.

Fix Corruption of Public EDB File:   To fix any corruption issues in Public EDB Database file, use option “Quick” and “Advance” scan".  For faster recovery of public EDB Exchange mailbox files, then you should go with the "Quick" scan option. And if you are not able to see the data after using the quick scan option or if your public EDB file is highly corrupted then you have to select the "Advance" scan option mode. After selecting the scan option as per your need lets move ahead in the recovery procedure.

Preview Mailboxes Details: After recovering exchange mailbox from public EDB File using scanning mode the software will provide you with an option to preview the all Exchange mailbox components before starting the recovery process of a Mailbox from a Public EDB File.

Hierarchy Panel: View, the Folder stored in Public Database in Hierarchy Order.

Meta-Description Panel: In this section, view the details related to the selected file. For Ex,

Mail file Details: From, Subject, To, Sent, Received, File Size (KB).

Contact File Details: Full Name, Company Details, File As, Business Phone, Home Phone, Mobile Phone, Categories.

Calendar File Details: Subject, Location, Start, End, Categories, Path.

Note: The Normal View Panel Displays the information stored in Mail File and you can also view the attachment details along with the Mails.

Recover & Save Exchange Mailbox from Public EDB File: After recovering and previewing the Mailboxes data stored in the Public Folder, Save the Recover using the Export Feature in different file format and Email Client again (Exchange & Office 365 Account).

Export Mailbox Information: This utility gives you the following options to view the pub.edb file of mailbox Exchange 2010 like PST, MBOX, MSG, EML, HTML, PDF File and Live Exchange and Office 365. You can select any one of them as per your needs.

Different Guides to Export Mailboxes into Different File Format


In this article, we have discussed how you can use the SysTools Exchange Recovery Tool to Recover an Exchange Mailbox from a Public EDB File of an Older version of the Exchange environment (2010 and Below versions). As Pub.edb Database files use to store Shared Mailboxes between Exchange users and Contacts, Messages, Journal Entries, Calendar Items, Custom Attributes, Notes, Templates details.

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