Home » Exchange Public Folder » Convert pub1.edb to PST Format – A Complete User Guide

Convert pub1.edb to PST Format – A Complete User Guide

Published By Siddharth
Aswin Vijayan
Approved By Aswin Vijayan
Published On January 24th, 2024
Reading Time 5 Minutes Reading

Are you finding an efficient solution to convert pub1.edb to PST file with no data loss? If yes, then you are reading the right article. This write-up will guide you to convert the Exchange public folder .edb file to Outlook PST in a simplified way.

Microsoft Exchange is a platform that is widely used by many users and organizations all over the world. Moreover, users can save the relevant information of Exchange Server in two different Exchange database file i.e. public(Pub1.edb) and private (Priv1.edb).

EDB file stores various mailboxes and data items in Microsoft Exchange Server. Like Private Exchange database file, the public folders .edb file are also important in the IT organization and other industry vertical. It allows multiple users to exchange information with each other inside or outside the company.

To keep the Exchange public folder data safe and secure from corruption and other threats like – Exchange Server crash, hardware/software failure, virus attack, hacking, etc.. Users need to convert pub1.edb to PST.

In case, if any disaster occurs in the future then this Outlook data file work as a backup which helps you to retrieve all the data backup to MS Exchange and the user can also import the PST file to Microsoft Outlook to access all the public folder data.

Note: User cannot use the PowerShell cmdlet i.e. New-MailboxExportRequest to convert EDB public folders to Outlook PST file because still there is no command that can export pub1.edb file.

You can use the advance solution i.e. EDB File Recovery Tool and MS Outlook as the manual method to convert public folder Exchange database file to PST.

Automated Wizard to Convert pub1.edb to PST File Format

Exchange Recovery tool supports private and public offline/dismounted EDB file. User can load the pub1.edb file and convert it to Outlook data file. This utility can perform bulk conversion of public folder Exchange database file of any size to PST in no time without any loss of data. This tool can help you repair Exchange mailboxes.

download the softwarepurchase the software

The software is capable to export multiple Exchange mailboxes such as: user, legacy, shared, disconnected, shared and data items – mails, journals, notes, contacts, tasks, calendars directly to the Live Exchange Server, Office 365, and various file formats.

Users do not need any in-depth knowledge and technical skill to use this tool and it provides an interactive graphical user interface which helps them to save their precious time & effort too. The Quick and Advance scan mode option of this software recover mailbox from minor as well as major corruption and the advance scan also recovers permanently deleted EDB mailboxes and data items from loaded offline/dismounted EDB file

After the conversion of Exchange data to the select export option, the utility auto-create export report in CSV file format which contains success and fail count.

Key Features Of Professional Software

  1. Recover multiple corrupted Exchange database file
  2. Preview MS Exchange EDB mailbox items before conversion
  3. Preserve on-disk hierarchy and keep metadata intact
  4. Export select Exchange data using date and categories filter option
  5. Save EDB to PST, EML, HTML, PDF, MBOX, MSG file format
  6. Remove (SMIME/OpenPGP) email encryption from Exchange mailboxes in batch
  7. Suitable with all Exchange Server, MS Outlook, and Windows OS versions

Steps by Step Method to Convert pub1.edb to PST File

Step 1: Download the automated wizard in your system and Launch it

install the software

Step 2: Select the Add File button > Load Offline Public Folder EDB File > Click on the Add button

click on add file

Step 3: Preview Public Folder Exchange database file data > Click Export

preview the offline pub edb file

Step 4: Select pub1.edb file > Click on PST > Select the browse button to set target file path > Click on the Export button

click export

The Public folder Exchange database file are successfully exported to the Outlook Data File

Manual Solution to Convert pub1.edb to PST File Format

Note: User cannot convert the public folder EDB file by using Microsoft Outlook to PST only if the Exchange database file is unhealthy.

Follow the steps to convert Public Folder .edb file to Outlook PST:

Step 1: Open Microsoft Outlook > Click on the File tab and select the open & export option

click open and export

Step 2: Select the Import and Export file & settings option

click import & export

Step 3: Select the Export to a file option > Then, click on the Next button

select export file option

Step 4: Click on the Outlook data file option > Select the next button

select pst file

Step 5: Click on the public folder > Select the checkbox “Include-subfolders” > Click next

select public folder

Step 6: Select the browse button to set destination file location > Click on finish button

click finish

Limitation of the Manual Method

  1. Doesn’t work with damaged or corrupted public folder
  2. Only convert one pub1.edb file at a time
  3. After conversion, it creates problem such as: Data consistency and integrity
  4. You cannot convert large Exchange Public Folder

Related: Export Mailbox From Offline Exchange Database to PST

Bringing It All Together

After analyzing the problems faced by the users, we have provided a manual and advanced method to convert public folders to Outlook PST file. If the users are not able to perform the conversion process using the manual method successfully due to the limitation they face, then they can opt the professional solution mentioned here which overcomes all the downside that user face in the manual solution and convert pub1.edb to PST in a secure and reliable without losing any data.