How To Recover Deleted Mailbox Exchange 2010? Complete Guide

Learn how to recover deleted mailbox exchange 2010 before its retention period get expired. Also, know how to recover deleted EDB mailbox after retention period.

Sometimes there are chances that user accidentally deleted their Exchange database mailbox from Exchange Server and don’t know how to recover it. Don’t worry! Here, we will guide you how to recover deleted mailbox exchange 2010 before its gets purged or permanently deleted.

Exchange database file store various EDB mailboxes and its data items such as: journals, calendars, notes, mails, tasks, contacts, etc… It means that the Exchange mailbox contains essential information of IT company as it is used in IT organizations and various other industry verticals around the world.

It is the responsibility of Exchange Administrator to maintains the MS Exchange Server & keep the mailbox data safe and secure from corruption and many other issue and they are today it properly. In fact, Microsoft is also upgrading as well as upgrading the server version, security, functionalities, and many other thing that prevent the Exchange data.

But it is not in hand of Exchange admin that if someone deleted the Exchange mailbox accidentally. If this happened then it is important to restore the deleted EDB mailbox before it gets purged.

When users deleted the Exchange database mailbox then it is retained for 30 days which is by default and after that it is permanently deleted from the Exchange mailbox database. Then it is very necessary for users to restore the deleted mailbox before it retention period gets over. For this, users can restore the Exchange management Shell to restore the deleted Exchange EDB mailbox.

What Happens When The Exchange Mailbox Gets Purged?

As we know that Microsoft Exchange Server is used in IT companies then it stores all their data in the EDB mailboxes. If the mailbox gets permanently deleted then company have to face the repercussions of it like – they will lose their users and client’s trust, have to face the legal charges, suffers from financial loss, and much more other reasons that the organization or company have to go through.

How to Recover Deleted Mailbox Exchange 2010 By Using Exchange Management Shell?

Users have to use the New-MailboxRestoreRequest command to restore the Exchange database mailbox to the existing mailbox. The EDB mailbox contents are copied to the existing mailbox which is also called as target mailbox, when you restore it.

Pro Tip: You cannot use the Exchange Admin Center to restore the deleted Exchange mailbox

After the mailbox is restored then also it is remain in the Exchange mailbox database unless the Exchange admin delete from their end or the EDB deleted mailboxes retention period gets over.

Before executing the command, let us know that how to generate the Exchange mailbox restore request cmdlet. For this, user have to use the legacy distinguished name, display name, or mailbox GUID of the Exchange deleted mailbox.

To know the entire detail of deleted Exchange mailbox that you want to restore then use the command given below:


Use the New-MailboxRestoreRequest cmdllet to given below to restore the deleted EDB mailbox:

New-MailboxRestoreRequest -SourceStoreMailbox 1d20855f-fd54-4681-98e6-e249f7326ddd -SourceDatabase MDB07 -TargetMailbox "Marry" -AllowLegacyDNMismatch

After executing this command it restore the deleted EDB mailbox that is identify by the -SourceStoreMailbox parameter that is located on the MDB07 Exchange mailbox database to the target mailbox named Marry.

If you want to restore the deleted archive Exchange database mailbox to the current one. Then, you can use the cmdlet given below:

New-MailboxRestoreRequest -SourceStoreMailbox "mindy" -SourceDatabase "MailboxDatabase11" -TargetMailbox -TargetIsArchive

Then use the command given below to know that the Exchange restore request cmdlet is work or not.


Now you have successfully recover a deleted Exchange mailbox. But what happen if the mailbox gets purged or permanently deleted and there is no other manual solution which help users to recover the Exchange deleted mailbox which retention period get expired.

Kindly don’t panic! You can use the automated solution given below which help users to recover the permanently deleted Exchange database mailboxes and data items from loaded offline/dismounted EDB file in a hassle freeway.

Use Automated Wizard to Recover Deleted Mailbox Exchange 2010/2013/2016

Exchange Server Recovery Tool is the advanced software used by various IT professionals, Exchange as well as novice users to recover purged mailboxes. It offers advanced scanning mode which easily recovers the permanently deleted Exchange database mailbox from EDB file in a hassle freeway. Apart from this, it also recover offline Exchange database file from major corruption.

After recovery, users can export the recovered Exchange mailboxes directly to the Live Exchange Server 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007 / 2003 mailbox, Office 365, and PST, EML, HTML, MBOX, MSG, PDF file formats. It automatically generate the export report which contains the success & fail count of exported Exchange mailbox data.

Key Features Of Automated Software

  1. It support offline EDB (Public & Private) and STM file
  2. Preview Microsoft Exchange mailbox items before conversion
  3. Recover deleted EDB mailbox & items via scan mode option
  4. Maintain actual folder structure and keep metadata intact
  5. Decrypt emails from Exchange database mailboxes in batch
  6. Compatible with all Exchange Server, MS Outlook, and Windows OS versions

Stepwise Method For How to Recover Deleted Mailbox Exchange 2010 / 2013 / 2016

Step 1: Download, Install and Launch the software

Step 2: Then, from the home screen, click on Add File button >> Load Offline Exchange .edb file

Step 3: From scan mode, select the advance radio button >> Click on the Add button

Step 4: Preview the recovered deleted offline Exchange database mailboxes >> Click on export button

Step 5: Export the recovered mailboxes to the desired export option

Finally, the deleted Exchange mailboxes are recovered successfully and exported the recover EDB mailboxes to the selected export option.

Read Also: How to Extract Mailbox from Exchange 2010 to PST file in an easy way?

Bringing It All Together

Now users have detailed information on how to recover deleted mailbox exchange 2010 before the retention period gets over or even after the mailbox is permanently deleted or purged without any hassle. In case of corruption issue the software described above recover the offline / dismounted Exchange database file with no data loss without any hindrance.