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How to Export Exchange 2010 Mailbox to PST PowerShell


PowerShell or Exchange Management Shell (EMS) is a free program executed by the brand Microsoft to check the status of Exchange Server with a command-line interface. It checks the mailbox status and connects or disconnects the Exchange Database but the user also can use this program to Export Exchange Mailbox to PST.

This utility is capable of converting EDB to PST and works in Exchange Server versions including 2007, 2010, and 2013.

Before using PowerShell to Export Exchange 2010 Mailbox to PST Firstly, let’s discuss the EDB files and PST files.



What are the reasons to Export Exchange Mailbox to PST?

The basic reasons for transferring Exchange mailbox from EDB file to PST files are as follows:-

Methods to convert EDB to PST are:-

i) PowerShell to Convert EDB to PST

ii) SysInspire EDB to PST Converter

Utilize PowerShell to Export EDB to PST

Requirements to use PowerShell

Steps for converting EDB to PST using PowerShell for Exchange Server 2010:-

Step 1: Run the given PowerShell command to get the list of all mailboxes:

Get – MailboxStatistics – Database <DatabaseName>

Step 2: Use the provided command to simply export mailbox from the EDB file to PST

New- Mailbox Export Request – Mailbox <MailboxName> – FilePath \\ Exchange Backup \ PST \ Mailbox Name.PST

Step 3: To check the status of the mailbox export request run the following command.

Get – Mailbox Export Request

Step 4: After completing the export method, the export request task is canceled through the following command.

Remove – Mailbox Export Request – Identity <Name of the export request>

Limitations of PowerShell

Most Recommended Solution to Convert EDB to PST

SysInpsire EDB to PST Converter tool is the best alternative of PowerShell to make the conversion of an EDB file to PST with all its inner mailbox components. By using this tool, users can easily recover the lost mailbox items of corrupt EDB file and can simply transfer them to PST.

Steps to Export Exchange Mailbox to PST

  1. Firstly Download and Open The Software.

  2. Click on the Add file button.

  3. Click on the browse” or “search EDB file button to get the EDB file for its conversion.

  4. Now the tool automatically generates a live preview of all EDB file inner database as shown below:-

  5. The required items are to be selected from the provided data.

  6. Select the destination folder and file format to save the converted file.

  7. Click Start Export button to start the conversion.


The user who has extra knowledge regarding the technical skills and can export mailboxes easily should use PowerShell utility, but this tool is not suitable for the beginners or the users who are not educated regarding this utility.

So, it is effective to use the third party software named SysInspire EDB to PST Converter Software.

It has offered a highly impressive GUI by which the user can use it to perform conversion of EDB file to PST without any great efforts or wasting their valuable time.

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