Exchange Disaster Recovery Forum

Reason Behind EDB File Errors and Their Quick Resolution Heena Williams . 7th Apr 2016 . 1 Reply

EDB is the acronym of for Exchange Database file used by Microsoft Exchange Server to amass entire Exchange mailbox items (emails, tasks, contacts, calendars, notes and journals). Complete communication done in organization through Exchange Server is accumulated in the Exchange database file (EDB). The previous version of Exchange Server stores emails in EDB which maintains 3 different types of files, and they are priv1.edb, pub1.edb and attachment in .STM file. Priv.edb files keep only private data mailboxes and Pub.edb contains public data folders of user mailboxes, whereas .stm files are created to store email attachments. In some circumstances, these EDB files get corrupted and often result in data loss.

Disastrous situations that give origination to EDB files data loss:

  • The EDB files storage location is overstuffed
  • Multiple users sharing same files
  • Power outage or constant fluctuation in power leads to damage in EDB file
  • Accidental deletion of the mailbox affects EDB file integrity
  • Jet Engine Transaction cause error
  • Corrupted header generate data loss
  • Accidental system shutdown
  • Installation of malicious software and program lead to severe data loss

It is recommended to replace the hardware component and resume the Exchange Server to fix some of the persistent errors. Eseutil and Isinteg commands can be utilized to solve other consistent issues. These Exchange Server commands can solve problems up to some extent but they are incapable of resolving issue completely as they cannot eliminate the root cause of such errors effectively. Therefore, Experts advise to utilize third party recovery tools for removal of the errors from root and to restore complete EDB file database.

Different third party tools are available online which recovers complete EDB files and let users restore them in desired location for preserving them for future uses. Exchange Server recovery tool is one of the popular EDB to PST recovery tool among organizations and individuals. The software has embarked its positions with constant improvement in its features and facilities to avail user a customer oriented and effective product to resolve user issues swiftly.

Exchange Server recovery permits user to not only recover each and every element of user mailbox but allows user preview each recovered element in detailed manner, as it enlists all the recovered items in hierarchical order so that user can easily go through this procedure. User can download the free version of the software to testify its credibility and then proceed to buy the licensed version. Checkout more info visit at:

Maria Lee . 7th Apr 2016

MS Exchange Server primarily works with MS Outlook. Entire mailbox data of MS Outlook is stored on Exchange Server in EDB files. At times, EDB files get corrupted due to various reasons. Corrupt EDB files become inaccessible. So is the data stored in them. EDB file corruption stops working of MS Outlook.

Microsoft provides free Exchange Server Repair Tool (Scanedb.exe) to repair corrupt Exchange Database files (EDB). However, it’s a low level utility which is capable of fixing only minor EDB corruption problems. It fails to repair corrupt EDB files during severe corruption issues. Subsequently, you can add that Scanedb.exe is not an ideal EDB repair solution and thus might fail after displaying certain symptoms.  

Here is an instance that displays similar failure situation. Suppose, you experience some abrupt behavior of MS Exchange Server and you find out that the EDB file you are using has gone corrupt. While trying to access the file, MS Exchange Server shows that the file is not a valid EDB file. So, to view the file, you have to repair it with Scanedb.exe utility.  

Using Scanedb.exe tool for repairing a corrupt EDB file, you specify the name and path of the corrupt file (when prompted). Now, when you click the “Repair” button, the Exchange Server Recovery software freezes and stops working. If you check the Windows Task Manager to know the status of repair, you find that the application is not responding. The behavior is repeated every time you attempt to repair the corrupt EDB file and the EDB file remains in the same state of corruption. The most probable causes for the situation can be:

  • Scanedb.exe file is not installed properly
  • EDB file has surpassed 2GB size limitation
  • EDB file is severely corrupt

In certain cases, Exchange Recovery Software might take more than required time if you select a large EDB file for repairing. Wait for some time; but if the state seems unchanged, then check out the possible solutions for fixing the issue:

  1. Reinstall MS Exchange Server or try to repair the EDB file on a different computer to make sure that the issue is not with your computer system.
  2. Reduce the size of EDB file with data filtering option of the tool.
  3. Switch to a professional EDB Viewer or Exchange Server Recovery Software.

Use Exchange Server Recovery - a comprehensive EDB to PST converter developed to repair corrupt EDB file (s) irrespective of the cause of corruption. The tool easily converts corrupt EDB files to PST format. It can recover EDB files created by any version of MS Microsoft Exchange - 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 5.5 & 5. It supports MS Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 98, 97 and all Windows OS platforms.

Exchange Server Recovery tool offers complete solution to each & every EDB corruption problem in minimum time and ensures complete accuracy. The advanced tool accurately repairs corrupt EDB files. And, further provides option to convert them to PST, EML, RTF, TXT, and HTML formats. It also provides option to migrate recovered EDB files to Office 365 and Live Exchange Server. It’s extremely easy to operate as well.

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Hasbe Karuni . 20th Jan 2016
How to recover Priv1.edb file? Culner Dear . 24th Nov 2015 . 1 Reply

Exchange server contains private and public folders storing emails and other mailbox items such as journals, contacts, tasks, notes, calendars, reminders, etc. If you are not able to access your Exchange Server mailbox, then there is a possibility that Priv1.edb file is corrupted. Use Exchange Recovery tool to recover corrupt private or public EDB files. It’s the perfect solution to recover corrupt exchange server database.

There are several reasons that may be responsible for the corruption of Exchange server but Exchange server recovery tool is capable of fixing all Exchange issues effectively. It accurately recovers complete mailbox data in a short span of time. Exchange recovery software works with all versions of Exchange (2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 5.5 & 5) and ensures no data loss.

Significant features of Exchange Server Recovery Tool

  • Recovers contacts, emails, calendars, tasks, notes, journals, reminder, inbox, outbox, sent items, and drafts etc.
  • Converts Priv1.edb file and Pub1.edb file to PST format
  • Exports EDB files to Live Exchange Server (On-Premise)
  • Exports EDB files to Office 365 (cloud)
  • Exports mailboxes to hosted Exchange Server
  • Migrates EDB files to public folders and archive mailboxes
  • Supports UNICODE characters
  • Saves individual items in various formats including RTF, MSG (Unicode/ANSI), HTML, EML, and Text
  • Restores data structure, properties and formatting
  • Advanced data filtering options available at the time of saving
  • Interface is extremely user-friendly

Exchange EDB Recovery Software supports the following versions:

MS Exchange Server – 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 5.5 and 5
MS Outlook – 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 98 and 97
Windows OS – Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 98, NT and 95

Its free trial version is also available. You can download it without paying any charges. It can recover corrupt EDB files and saves first 25 items from each folder. To save more items, you need to purchase the software.

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Frank Dark . 24th Nov 2015
Convert an exchange (edb2pst) file Franklin Sartin . 4th Nov 2015 . 0 Reply
Using a MSExchangeIS 9518 Event that has Error Code 0xfffffc01 Nimobic Friski . 21st Oct 2015 . 2 Reply

EDB to PST Converter Tool is the most popular software which helps you to convert inaccessible edb files to new or existing outlook pst files and recover corrupt exchange edb files. you can successfully recover edb files database as well you can be import edb files into pst file.

Franklin Sartin . 4th Nov 2015
How to sort Exchange Errors? Kenny Madden . 7th Oct 2015 . 4 Reply

Most effective and reliable EDB to PST converter Software can easily convert corrupt exchange server edb into healthy pst files with all email properties.This software recover emails, attachments, contacts, calendars, tasks, etc. from corrupt EDB file. It can supported all update version  MS Exchange Server 2016/ 2013 / 2010 / 2007 / 2003 / 2000.


Franklin Sartin . 4th Nov 2015