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Can I convert priv.edb to .pst per user mailbox?

My server crashed but I was able to copy priv.edb to my computer. How can I convert it to .pst per user mailbox?
There is no way to convert a priv.edb file to a PST file, or even to a series of PST files. Instead, what you need to do is build a new replacement server in the same domain as the old one, and using the same name as the crashed server. Then, install Exchange and swap out the default priv.edb with your priv.edb and try to mount it. Once it is mounted you can use ExMerge to export the data from the mounted priv.edb file and import it into PST files.
This was first published in February 2004

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