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How EDB to PST Conversion Utility Works?

Once you have installed Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager, you have to perform the following steps to migrate the content from EDB file to PST file.

  1. Add an offline and dismounted EDB file as the source
  2. Get a license for EDB to PST Migration
  3. Add existing PST file or create a new file to be added as the destination
  4. Migrate the content from EDB to PST file.

These steps are explained in detail hereby.

Add EDB File as Source

Only offline and dismounted EDB files can be added in Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager. If you want to add mailboxes from an online and mounted EDB, you have to add the mailboxes of the relevant Exchange Server.

Lepide Recovery Manager will scan the added EDB file for possible errors, fixes them, retrieves the data from the EDB files, and let users transfer data either to PST files. The software delivers both Standard Scan and Deep Scan to fix the errors in the EDB file. The former takes very less time to accomplish, whereas the latter comes handy in case of severely corrupted EDB files. The steps to add the offline EDB file as a source to the software are listed herein below.

  1. Click “Add Source” button on the Toolbar to access its wizard.
  2. Select "Add Offline EDB File."
  3. Click "Next" to proceed further.
  4. You can either browse for an EDB file or search the computer for it.
  5. If you have added an EDB file of Exchange Server 2000 or 2003, it is necessary to add its relevant STM file as well. Click   and select the same. Leave this step if you have added the EDB file of the later Exchange versions.
  6. While scanning the EDB files, the temporary scanning data and logs are stored in the default Temporary Path. You can change the location of Temporary Folder using the "Browse" button adjacent to "Select Temp Path".
  7. Click "Next" to go to the scanning.
  8. There are two types of scan for EDB that are defined herein below. Read carefully before making your choice.
  9. Standard Scan: Select this mode if your EDB file is not severely corrupted or if you just want to migrate the data from a working offline EDB file to any destination. If the EDB file is not recovered using this scan, then the software will ask for some details and switch the scanning mode to "Deep Scan".

    Deep Scan: Select this mode if the EDB file is severely corrupted, large sized, or oversized. This scan will take more time than Standard Scan but retrieves all data from the EDB file.

  10. In some cases where the EDB file is severely corrupted, "From" field of the emails either shows ambiguous value or sometimes remains blank. Therefore, it is advised to check the box titled "Use message table to get "From" field".
  11. It is recommended to check "Use Disk Space" while recovering the large-sized or oversized EDB files with too many mailboxes. This lets the software make use of Disk Space in addition to the Primary Recovery to avoid any bottleneck in consuming the system resources.
  12. Click "Next" to start the scanning. After completing it, adds the selected EDB file as source.
Add PST file as The Destination

You can either add an existing PST file as destination or use the software to create a new PST file.

  1. Click “Add Destination” button on the Toolbar.
  2. Click "Next" to proceed to the following page.
  3. Click "Browse" to select the location where the new PST will be stored.
  4. Select the location and click "OK" to return to the wizard. Provide a name for the PST file in the text box labelled "PST file name".
  5. Check the box "Create a Unicode PST" to create a Unicode PST. Uncheck it for creating a non-Unicode PST.
  6. If you want to apply the password protection to the PST file, type it in the password textbox and confirm it. Keep the password text boxes blank for not providing any password.
  7. Click "Next" to create the new PST file with the provided options and to add it as the destination.
  8. Please note that the new PST file will be stored at the selected location.

    You can select “Existing PST File” option in “Add Destination” wizard to add an existing PST file as destination.

Migrating Content from EDB to PST

Perform the following steps to migrate the content from EDB file to PST file.

  1. Right-click on any mailbox in EDB file and click “Copy Folder.”
  2. Now, come to the Destination List. Right-click on any folder in the PST file.
  3. Click "Paste Folder" option to display the following dialog box.
  4. You can drag-and-drop any folder from any source of the Source List to the Destination List for starting the Copy Folder process with the following dialog box.
  5. In the "Date Filter" section, click  to expand the list of available options.
  6. Select the value of Date Filter, if required, and provide the values for “Date After” and “Date Before”. For copying all items, click “Save All Items.”
  7. Now, you can select the following options, if required.
  8. Copy Subfolder: Select this option to copy the sub-folders along with the selected folder.

    Create Hierarchy: Select this option to use the copy the folder and its sub-folders in its hierarchical order.

  9. Click "OK" to start copying the mailbox from EDB file to PST file.
  10. Once the copy is completed, the following dialog appears on the screen to summarize the details.