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How to Convert EDB to PST When EDB Files Get Corrupted

MS Exchange Server is the most powerful and reliable tool to provide the effective communication environment. It uses a database file to store the information of the users. Exchange Server has different mailboxes for every individual user that are accessed by users with their email client like MS Outlook. Like other database it also faces the heat of corruption and gets corrupted due to many known and unknown reasons like Exchange server crashes, virus attack and some human errors etc. When corruption occurs, EDB file becomes totally unusable and you may encounter serious data loss situation. You also get some irritating error messages, when you try to access the data from this corrupt EDB file. In these situations, users can not access their mailboxes through MS Outlook. To get access all the user data in the outlook, you need to repair EDB file by performing EDB to PST conversion using some perfect EDB PST Converter tools.

Causes of Exchange Database Corruption:

Although there are many reasons of EDB corruption, Let’s take a look of the most prominent causes of corruption:

  • JET engine errors
  • Due to Virus attacks
  • Exchange Server Error Code 528
  • Hardware Failure Errors
  • Server failure or Crash
  • File Header Corruption
  • Log Files Deleted
  • Dirty Shutdown due to power spate
  • Due to Upgradation
  • Logical corruption of Exchange Database
  • Due to Some Human Errors
  • Deletion of user Mailboxes

Corruption of EDB file may makes you panic because it stores important emails, contacts, notes, task, journal, drafts, attachments, calender items etc. of hundred of users and after corruption you will not be able to access these items.


Whatever the trigger, the consequences of exchange database corruption can be a devastating, and recovery from it is not instantaneous. In order to combat these corruption situation, Microsoft provides some free utilities, named as Eseutil.exe, Exmerge.exe and Export-Mailbox. These tools convert EDB to PST and extract the user mailboxes in .PST file format. However in case of severely corruption, these tools may fails. The best way to cope this situation is using some advanced third party EDB to PST Converter software.

The newly and updated Stellar Phoenix Exchange Recovery tool is devised with extensive scanning algorithm that scans the complete exchange database. This EDB PST tool will successfully convert all your inaccessible EDB file data into.PST (Personal Storage) file format which can be imported in MS Outlook directly and you can access the same using Microsoft Outlook. The Comprehensive EDB Recovery software is compatible with MS Exchange Server 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000 and 5.5.

Article Source Link by Axel Culver