Where are my users mail files located in Exchange 2010?

I installed Exchange 2010 on a Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 server.  The drive has the OS on the front partition and I installed Exchange 2010 into the D:\Program Files directory.

I use Microsoft Backup to backup the D: volume.

Where are my users mail files?

I have 8 users and I want to know where their actual mail files are stored so if I restore the Exchange Application via Microsoft Backup I can find their individual mail files.

Thank you
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the emails are in a edb file located by default in \program files\microsoft\exchange\v14\edbdata

I am sorry the edb file is located in

d:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox
Glen KnightCommented:
I have a couple of articles here that cover backup and restore of the Exchange 2010 information store using Windows Server Backup.



If you find the articles useful please vote for them :)
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EnclosAdminAuthor Commented:
It seems as though the Exchsnge install used Program Files as its root. So there isnt' a D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange directory.

Inside of D:\ProgramFiles I have:


Inside of Mailbox
Mailbox Database
Assuming I find the .edb file, how can I open that file and extract the users individual mail files?
Glen KnightCommented:
You cannot simply extract the contents of the EDB, did you read the articles I posted earlier?
The EDB file will be inside the Mailbox\Mailbox Database folder.
the .edb is inside "Mailbox Database" folder inside "mailbox"

you cannot open the .edb file and extract individual emails unless you are ready to pay $400 to get a software that does so

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EnclosAdminAuthor Commented:
That is the location of the files in question.  I did vote for the explanation as to how to extract the individual mail files as well that is also posted in this question.
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