How to Convert EDB to PST When EDB Files Get Corrupt

MS Exchange Server is the most powerful and most 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 each individual user that users can access with their email client such as MS Outlook. Like other databases, it also faces the heat of corruption and gets damaged due to many known and unknown reasons like Exchange server crashes, virus attacks and some human errors etc. When corruption occurs, the EDB file becomes completely unusable and can you encounter a serious data loss situation. You also get some annoying error messages when you try to access the data of this corrupt EDB file. In these situations, users cannot access their mailboxes through MS Outlook. In order to access all 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:

While there are many reasons for EDB corruption, let’s look at the most prominent causes of corruption:

  • JET engine errors
  • Because of virus attacks
  • Exchange Server error code 528
  • Hardware error errors
  • Server failure or crash
  • File header corruption
  • Log files deleted
  • Dirty shutdown due to flow rate
  • Because of upgrade
  • Logical corruption of Exchange Database
  • Because of some human mistakes
  • User mailbox deletion

Corruption of the EDB file can panic you because it saves important emails, contacts, notes, tasks, journals, drafts, attachments, calendar items etc. of hundreds of users and after corruption you can no longer access these items.


Whatever the trigger, the consequences of corruption in the exchange database can be devastating and its recovery is not immediate. To combat this corruption situation, Microsoft offers some free utilities called Eseutil.exe, Exmerge.exe and Export-Mailbox. These tools convert EDB to PST and extract the user mailboxes in .PST file format. However, in the event of severe corruption, these tools can fail. The best way to deal with this situation is to use an advanced third party EDB to PST Converter software.

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

Source by Axel Culver