Corruption is the most common technical issue that arrives unexpectedly and creates havoc by dislodging the files towards inaccessibility. Finally, whatever content remains in the file could not be accessed. This most often happens with the user who tend to migrate the files from Exchange Server. It is thoroughly known that Exchange Servers act as the post-office for exchanging the mails from and to clients. During the mail delivery the exact copy of file is kept with the change server. These files are called EDB files or Exchange Database files. These EDB files are stored in two folder, namely: Public folders and Private Folders.

At times user can face some challenge of accessing EDB files. It may either clearly display that the reason of inaccessibility is due to corruption or some other technical reason is the main culprit. Whatever remains the reason, the final call is at user’s part to revive the file before it goes beyond repair state.

Reasons of EDB Corruption

Prior making any smart move to secure damaged EDB files, it is necessary to have a quick glance over the reasons of corruption. Some most infamous reasons are as follows:

  • Virus intrusion.
  • Hard disk failure.
  • Error in exchange Server connections.
  • Accidental shutdown.
  • Hardware issue.
  • Corrupt header information.

To meet such issues in a single stroke and at the same time reviving the damaged EDB files, users are recommended to take assistance from a dedicated and reliable third-party tool like Kernel for Exchange Server. Kernel for Exchange Server is designed by Kernel Data Recovery to meet all the needs required to revive the EDB files without compromising on their content.

Features of Kernel for Exchange Server

To make impeccable recovery and provide secure location to keep corruption at bay, Kernel for Exchange Server is employed with powerful features.

  • Smartly supports all versions of MS Outlook and MS Exchange Servers.
  • Completely compatible with Hosted Exchange Servers.
  • Prompt action for requirement-based recovery.
  • Highly advanced filtering options that promises recovery of EDB files.
  • Facilitates saving of EDB items into different formats like MSG, EML, RTF, HTML and TXT.
  • No Exchange services and log files are required for EDB file recovery.
  • Maintains File structure and formatting intact. Thus, no data loss takes place.
  • Promises secure migration of EDB files to PST, Public folders, Archive mailboxes, Live-Exchange Server and Office 365.

These features play pivotal role in recovering the damaged EDB files without altering their content and file structure. Due to its dedicated features, it is always recommended to take assistance from Kernel for Exchange Server.

What makes Kernel for Exchange Server Outstanding?

Taking assistance from third-party tools is the last option left with the user. Therefore, its selection is critical as there are number of third-party tools available in the market that claims for perfect recovery but fail to do so. Thus, it is clear that the features of third-party tool decides its outstanding capacity.

Kernel for Exchange Server has some features that make it outstanding when compared with other third-party tools. Those features are as follows:

  • Search option for swift process: Every user wishes to wind-up the work as soon as possible. For such process, the tool must be equipped with powerful ‘Search’ option that can carry out search process more quickly than normal. This readily reduces time that is usually spent in looking for EDB files.

Figure 1 Screenshot presenting Search option along with browsing option.

  • Scan options for Precise Recovery: Inbuilt scan options – Advanced scan and Standard scan make perfect recovery of EDB files irrespective of their corruption level. Standard mode is used in case of chronic corruption, while Advanced scan is used for acute corruption cases. However, it is clear that with the use of any scan function, the output will be recovered EDB file.

Figure 2 Screenshot depicting two scan modes

  • ‘Save’ Option: Kernel for Exchange Server provides different saving options. It include saving in Live Exchange Server, Office 365, Archive mailbox, Public folders. Apart from them, the other saving option include saving of EDB items in MSG, EML, HTML and TXT.     Availability of such large saving option is advantageous as it helps in keeping the data away from corruption.

Figure 3 Saving different EDB items

Figure 4 Web-based saving option

  • Dual File Selection Mode: This file selection mode permits user to upload either STM or EDB file. Basically, it is a home screen of the tool from where user can easily upload the required files and can obtain the recovered files at the end of the process.

Figure 5 Selection of the source exchange database and other files.

Supported versions of Kernel for Exchange Server

For outstanding performance and minimizing the chance of incompatibility, Kernel for Exchange Server supports the following:

  • MS Exchange Server: 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003/2000/5.5 and 5.0
  • MS Outlook: 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003/2002/2000/98 and 97
  • Windows: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000/98/NT and 95
  • Windows Server 2012/2008 R2/2008/2003 R2/2003

Minimum System Requirements

Kernel for Exchange Server works perfectly uninterrupted when the system in which it is installed has following requisites:

  • Pentium class processor
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum 500 MB disk space for software installation and,
  • Some space to save results.


Kernel for Exchange Server is the best tool for keeping away the issues related to Exchange Server. It contains powerful algorithm that drives the entire process. To evaluate the performance of the tool, you have to download the trial version that works exactly like licensed version with a limitation of saving not more than 25 items per folder in PST. Once your confidence is established on the tool, you can purchase the licensed version. With the licensed version of the tool you can directly migrate the EDB file to web-based saving options like Office 365.

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By Kingson Jebaraj

Microsoft MVP, Blogger, Owner and Publisher for, Microsoft TechNet Author, Solution Architect, Former Office365 Technical Lead for Microsoft(Partner) Extensive knowledge and experience in Microsoft Exchange and Cloud Messaging Services and has got more exposure on Messaging environment deployment,migration,designing and other project management activities, I have earned real time experience in handling multi-site distributed critical large environment of messaging system. Been awarded as an MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) for Office Servers and services from Microsoft for an exceptional real world contribution made through Microsoft forums and other Microsoft communities. Currently working as “Solution Architect” on Private/Public cloud and SaaS environment for Pacific Controls, UAE, Dubai. One of the largest TIER III certified green data center campus in the middle east.