Export Recoverable Items to PST In Exchange 2013 / 2010 Environment

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Are you finding the solution to export recoverable items to PST in Exchange 2016/2013/2010? If yes, then you are at the right place, here we will guide users to export recoverable deleted items to PST file.

In Microsoft Exchange Server, mailboxes created for the user to store emails, contacts, calendar details. This mailbox section divided into two subparts i.e. IPM and Non-IPM Tree.

IPM Sub-Tree: An IPM sub-tree used to stores normal and visible folders of Exchange such as inbox, sent items, and calendar to the user.

Non-IPM Sub-Tree: On the other hand, a Non-IPM sub-tree includes the internal data files, preferences, recoverable items and other important operational folders of each mailbox. However, recoverable mailboxes are available to safe data from sudden or hazardous deletions.

Recoverable Folder is not visible to the end users of Outlook, OWA, or any other email clients. But, it is beneficial for the investigation team to gather the shred of evidence from the Exchange Database. So, it is required to export the recoverable database to PST for saving it locally.

Well, most of the Exchange Administrator gets difficulty during the searching for a solution to Export Recoverable deleted Items to PST in Exchange 2016/13/10. Therefore, in this section, we are going to explain some tips that can be beneficial for the naive user.

Steps to Export Recoverable Mailboxes & Purged Folders to PST

If you do not want to take help from the database backup file, then you can use the single item recovery option to recover the lost items. In case, Managed Folder Assistant has enabled the single recovery option, the eliminated item will not get released until and unless retention duration has not expired for that specific item.

Follow the given below steps to Exchange 2016, 2013, 2010 Management Shell to export recoverable items to PST format.

First of all, you need to run only a single command to convert deleted items of recoverable items to Outlook PST format.

New-MailboxExportRequest – mailbox “UserDatabaseName” - Filepath \\sharefolderpath \name.pst “Recoverable Items”

1. Then, you will get the output in PST file. In this PST file, you will have all the items that you have extracted from the recoverable folder.

Technique # 2: Export Recoverable Deleted Items to PST using Exchange Admin Center

If you do not have the permission, then you may receive an error. Because of this error, Exchange server is unable to set up a connection to move recoverable items into Outlook PST format.

So, first, it is required to grant the permission before starting the export process. In the below section, you will find a method to grant the permission first through the Exchange Admin Center. But, this method is only available till 2010 versions.

1. To start the process, go to the Permissions then click on the Admin Roles.
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2. Now, open the Recipient Management properties of the group to give the Mailbox Import Export permissions. After that, go to the Roles option and select the Mailbox Import Export role and Add role.

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3. Now Login again to view the changed settings and Now Select the Mailbox, you want to move.


4. Finally, right click on the user Mailbox and select option “Export to PST File after that then you can export your recoverable files to the PST format.


5. Provide the Destination Path, of Share Folder to save the resulted PST File.

Export Recoverable Items to PST

After complete Export process completed, you can import File into Outlook Application to view the recovered items.

Export Recoverable items to PST – Alternative Solution

Best way to move recoverable items to PST of Exchange 2016/13/10 using SysTools Exchange Recovery Software. Quick & Advance Mode of tool, help a user to recover corrupted Exchange Server mailboxes and Exchange .edb file.

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Advance scanning mode of this software recovers purged Exchange mailboxes and data items from offline/dismounted EDB file. Users can use this option to recover deleted Exchange contacts and any other Exchange data without any loss of data.

It support several Exchange mailboxes such as: archive, legacy, shared, disconnected, users and users can export any of these mailbox in bulk. If one want to selective convert legacy mailbox Exchange 2010/2013/2016 or any other mailboxes, they can easily do this by using this software.

This tool export any size of Offline as well as dismounted Exchange database mailboxes. If user don’t know how to export large size EDB mailboxes from Exchange 2010 to PST or any other Exchange version, they can do it easily with the help of this automated wizard.

The utility provides different export option to export data not only in Outlook PST Format but also in different file formats such as MBOX, EML, MSG, PDF, HTML, PST. It also export the recovered Exchange database mailboxes to Live Exchange Server and Office 365.

Steps for Exchange 2016/13/10 to Export Recoverable Deleted Items to PST File

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1) First download software from above link to ADD the Dismounted EDB File within the software.
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2) Use, Advance & Quick Mode to Recover items directly without Powershell Commands > Click on the Add button
select scan mode option

3) Preview Details of Mailboxes items such as “Mails, Contacts, Calendar, Notes & Journal Section” > Click Export

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4) Select option to Save & Export recoverable items into PST File format

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5) Now import the resulted PST File into Outlook application to view the recoverable items of Exchange Mailbox.

Export Recoverable Items to PST

Time to Wrap Up

Whenever, an Exchange User delete items from Exchange Mailboxes, items stored in Deleted Items folder for some period (Set by Administrator while creating the mailbox or By Default) and after that move recoverable items folder again for a time period, so that data can be recovered. Exchange User can directly recover data items from Exchange “Recoverable Item Folder” and Export to PST File format to view in Outlook Application. To make this process easy and effective, a user can go for Automated Solution to export recoverable items to PST for Exchange 2010, 2013, 2016 versions.