Recover Public Folders from Corrupt EDB Files

Exchange EDB files are invaluable as they house all the essential information within their mailboxes and public folders. The Exchange Public Folder serves as an integrated service, enabling Exchange users to collaboratively share content and information within a shared folder. Administrators have control over assigning folder permissions to users. Public Folders are supported in Outlook on the Web for Exchange 2016 and later versions, various Outlook editions configured with Exchange Server, and Outlook for Mac 2016.

The architecture of Public Folders is built upon the mailbox infrastructure, encompassing folder hierarchies and data stored within a distinct Exchange Server EDB file, commonly referred to as "pub1.edb."

When EDB files become corrupted, often due to factors such as virus attacks, sudden shutdowns, or server breakdowns, the information stored within mailboxes and public folders becomes inaccessible. While manual solutions like PowerShell and EAC can help recover Exchange mailbox data, there are limited feasible methods available for the recovery of Exchange public folders.

In such cases, a dependable software solution is essential to facilitate seamless recovery of public folder data. The EDB to PST tool is specifically designed to assist in the recovery of public folders from inaccessible or corrupt EDB files.

Before downloading the software, check the system requirements and that Outlook is configured with Exchange Server.

Steps to recover public folders from corrupt EDB file

  1. First step is to download and then install the software in your system.
  2. Start the software by double-clicking, the welcome screen gets open. Click on Offline EDB option. Click on Offline EDB option
  3. Select the source type as Offline EDB file and click Next. Select the source type and click next
  4. Now add the edb file for public folder by browsing in the system. Or you can search in the system drive as well with Search option. After adding the EDB file, click Next. Click Next
  5. Select one of the scanning options, then select the checkboxes (if needed) and click Next. Select one of the scanning options
  6. A confirmation with successful addition of EDB file is displayed. Click on Finish to progress further. Click on Finish to progress further
  7. All the public folders in the added EDB field gets retrieved. Select the folder or mailbox you want to save and right click on it. Then choose the action you want to apply on these folders or mailboxes. Select the folder or mailbox you want to save and right click
  8. Here, you can apply the desired filters (Date, Item type) and save the data to existing or new PST file providing the system location. Click Save. Click Save
  9. A message is displayed that your EDB public folder data is successfully exported to PST file. Finally, click OK. Click OK

Now, you've learned just how straightforward it is to export public folders from a corrupt EDB file using this tool.

Final Words

For preserving public folder data from a corrupted EDB file, Kernel for Exchange Server stands out as the top choice. It combines a user-friendly interface with intelligent features designed for precise data recovery.

  1. A public folder contains very important data always. But, the corruption in the EDB file was more dangerous for our business. Luckily, the software did wonders and recovered the complete data including public folders.

  1. An executive had deleted some emails from the team’s public folder. As we did not want to lose those emails, we used this tool and recovered the deleted items. The tool is really good for businesses to protect their important data.

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