Recover Deleted Exchange Contacts From Exchange EDB: How to Recover It?

Admin | July 10th, 2020 | Exchange Server

Summary: Exchange Mailbox contacts store contains critical information that helps organizations to communicate with their customers, clients & many more users. Thus if Exchange contacts deleted from Exchange database file then it will make a huge impact on an IT organization like they will lose important data & many more things. This write-up will provide detailed information to recover deleted Exchange contacts to helps Exchange users by providing professional solutions.

Microsoft Exchange Mailbox data items contain contacts, emails, notes, tasks, calendars, journals. IT organization stores all their clients, customers, employees details, etc.. in Exchange contacts. This mailbox data item plays an important role in business and if it gets deleted due to corruption or human deletion than it is very necessary to recover Mailbox deleted contacts from the EDB file.

Why Manual Solution Isn’t Required to Recover Deleted Exchange Contacts?

If any Mailbox data items get deleted then the Exchange Online Mailbox keeps any items for 14 days by default. But, when the time period gets over and the user can’t recover it, then there is no manual solution to recover Microsoft Exchange mailbox contacts.

Professional Solution to Recover Deleted Exchange Contacts

Exchange Server Recovery software provided by SysTools is capable to recover purge/permanently deleted Exchange mailbox data items & mailboxes from loaded Offline/dismounted Exchange Database file. Also, this utility helps Exchange users & IT administrator to repair and recover highly corrupted EDB file.


The tool supports the Private and Public Exchange database file. The application provides dual scanning mode i.e. Quick and Advance scan, which is used to remove corruption from the .edb file. It also supports Streaming Media File (STM).

User can load EDB file one by one and able to export any size of multiple/selective Exchange database files (public and private), mailboxes such as legacy/users/disconnected/archive/shared and data items like contacts, emails, calendars, journals, notes, tasks directly to Live Exchange Server/Office 365. Along with this users can also export it into different file formats: PST, MSG, HTML, MBOX, EML, and PDF.

While recovering Exchange contacts and any other Exchange data, the user will not face any data loss. The software is reliable, fast and compatible with Exchange Server, MS Outlook, and Microsoft Windows Operating System versions.

Key Features Of Automated Software

  1. Generate UNICODE PST file by default
  2. Preview recovered Exchange EDB mailbox data items
  3. Maintains actual folder structure and keep metadata intact
  4. Date filter option to export Exchange Mailbox of a specific period of time
  5. Category option to convert selective MS Exchange mailbox data item only
  6. Option to remove (SMIME/OpenPGP) email encryption from Exchange Mailbox in bulk

Steps to Recover Deleted Exchange Contacts From Exchange EDB Using Professional Solution

Step 1: Download the automated software and run it

download professional software

Step 2: Click on Add File and load offline Exchange database file

click on add file

Step 3: Click on Advance scan option to recover deleted Exchange contacts and other mailboxes or data items > Click Add

select advance option

Step 4: Preview recover Exchange Mailbox contacts > Click Export

Note: The Export selected button is used to export selective data items: emails, calendars, journals, notes, tasks, contacts.

preview recovered exchange contact

Step 5: Select Exchange Mailboxes > Click the provided export Option > Click Advanced Settings

select exchange mailbox

Step 6: Click Contacts from Category option > Click Save

click contacts

Step 7: Click browse to set destination file location > Click export

click export

Step 8: The Exchange Mailbox contacts are successfully exported to the chosen file format

Bringing IT All Together

The write-up provides complete information to recover deleted Exchange contacts using an automated solution mentioned in the above section. Users can complete recover purged Exchange mailbox data items and mailboxes with no data loss and export it into Office 365 / Live Exchange Server and users can recover its sensitive data. Also, they can export it into different file formats to keep Microsoft Exchange data for backup purposes.