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Recovering an Exchange mailbox that is deleted accidentally can be one of the most frustrating things for a user as with the deletion of the user mailbox, its associated user account also gets deleted. But, the relieving part is that a mailbox is never removed permanently from Exchange 2010. When you accidentally delete a mailbox in Exchange 2010, it gets disconnected from your account and held in the directory for 30 days which is the default mailbox retention period. You can reconnect any deleted mailbox during this period.
However, when the retention period ends, the mailbox will be deleted permanently. So, if you want to reconnect a mailbox, then you should verify the deleted mailbox retention policy. Follow the below steps to verify the retention policy:
After verifying the retention policy, you’ll get to know whether the deleted mailbox you want to connect to is still available or not.
Try automated tool Kernel for Exchange server to recover deleted mailbox data from Exchange server 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010 and previous versions.
Also, you’ll have to check the Disconnected Mailbox list, as Exchange 2010 disconnects deleted emails.
Note: After the deletion of any Exchange mailbox, it would take about 15 minutes to 1 hour to get it listed in the disconnected mailbox list from the time of deletion.
Here’s how you can access disconnected mailboxes.
However, if you don’t find a recently deleted mailbox in disconnected mailboxes, then don’t panic. Deleted mailboxes don’t appear in the folder until Exchange 2010 cleans its database.
The process of cleaning the database takes some time, but you can also force Exchange 2010 to clean databases. Follow the below steps to force Exchange 2010 to clean the database.
After cleaning the Exchange 2010 mailbox database, you can recover the deleted mailboxes. Here how:
Note: Disconnected mailboxes already associated with another mailbox cannot be reconnected to a user account.
Using this technique, only one user can connect to a mailbox because to be unique across an entire forest, all globally unique identifiers are required.
You can also reconnect a deleted mailbox to a new user object using Active Directory.
Using this manual technique, you can quickly recover deleted mailboxes that are available in disconnected mailboxes. However, this technique doesn’t work if the mailbox is permanently deleted from the Exchange 2010. So, how will you recover permanently deleted mailboxes from Exchange 2010?
It is an advanced tool that allows users to recover every item of Exchange Server 2010 file. Also, it is capable of recovering corrupt/damaged Exchange 2010 databases. An EDB file of Exchange Server is created on your computer automatically with the whole data of Exchange Server. Using Kernel for Exchange Server Recovery, you can recover even permanently deleted mailboxes of Exchange 2010.
After recovering the deleted mailbox, you can convert EDB to PST format or even migrate to Live Exchange. Let’s have a look at the working process of this software to understand it better.
Adding EDB File as a Source
Adding Live Exchange as Destination
Migrating EDB to Live Exchange
This way you can easily recover deleted mailboxes from Exchange 2010 and restore them to Live Exchange. It is one of the simplest tools to recover deleted mailbox from Exchange 2010 and restore to multiple destination locations including Microsoft 365.
The user can accidentally delete the content of the mailbox or even complete folders from them. If you get to know about the accidental deletion after the expiration of recovery period, then the data will be lost permanently. For keeping the chances of recovery of permanently deleted files alive, you should use Kernel for Exchange Server recovery software. The software can recover the deleted files and show them in bright red color for easier identification. The software does not require any log files to recover the mailbox items.