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Review: Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery

Posted In Backup - Recover, Email, Software Reviews - By Techtiplib on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 With No Comments »

Product Name: Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery

Version: Version 5.0

Download Size:  2.33 MB

Installation Time:  30 seconds

Free Demo: Yes

License Type:  

  • Technician license
  • Administrator license


  • Technician license  – 799 $
  • Administrator license  – 599 $

Product website Link: Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery.

Test Environment 

I have tested the software under two different hardware specifications.

System Requirements

  • Test Environment 1:
    • OS Version: Windows XP               
    • Processor: 1.80 GHz Intel Pentium Class
    • Memory: 1 GB   
    • Free space on Boot Volume: 3.24 GB 
  • Test Environment 2:   With slightly new machine and system configurations
      • OS Version:  Windows 7
      • Processor:  3.33  GHz Intel Pentium Class                      
      • Memory:  4 GB                                              
      • Free space on Boot Volume: 3.24 GB

      Working of the Software:

      The Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery is a powerful utility tool for the recovery of the user mailboxes by repairing the corrupt or damaged Exchange Server database files. The recovered mailboxes then can be imported to the Outlook in the form of .pst file. It actually restores the corrupt EDB files along with the EDB files formatted by Unicode. The items recovered are the attachments, calendar entries and contacts.

      The first interface, which appears for the user looks like this, when you need to open the EDB file, if you already know the filename. The software for the EDB recovery is enabled with an easy and self-directed user interface.

      If you would like to recover your data, you should read the review: Data recovery efficiency with Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery. To recover photo, read more Review – Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery v6.0.

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      Otherwise, the user needs to search for the file and find it, in both the above cases the start the process with the Start button at the bottom of the page.

      Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery 1

      The EDB file is selected and the appropriate Exchange Server is chosen to get started.

      Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery 2


      The scan is done to fix the corrupted Exchange Server file thoroughly.

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      The Start will take us to the above screen, which allows a quick scan as well as an extensive scan. The extensive scan option is used when the file gets severely corrupted and not much can be done by the quick scan.

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      The screenshot shows the scanning in progress. The powerful scanning algorithm can also recover the accidentally deleted mailboxes.

      The Mailbox Recovery can be done in Selectively

      After the scanning is completed, the software will show all the mailboxes and recoverable mail objects, in the left pane in the form of a tree structure. This will give the user an option for the selective recovery of some particular mailbox and recover that EDB file.


      After the scan is being completed, a preview all the email items as well as the content of the emails are shown on the right hand side of the screen. On the left pane, all recoverable mail folders are listed. 

      User Recommendation:

      I recommend the user to use this option as it shows the preview for all recoverable mail items before actually the recovery is done.  The selection of the folder in the mailbox in the left pane will open the mailbox in the upper right pane. The preview of individual item is done in the bottom right pane.

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      The save option comes with the destination folder where we can save the recovered database in a specified location and then confirm by pressing OK. We can also use the Save Mailbox button on the top ribbon of the software as shown in the screenshot.

      User Recommendation:

      I find this as a very useful feature for the user because it can save in a specified location after the recovery of the EDB file is done and in the form of .pst file, so that it can be imported to MS Outlook and then the mailbox items can be accessed from there.

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       Log Report feature: 

      User Recommendation: I highly recommend this feature as it shows the detailed log report for the entire recovery process. The information that can be obtained is all the recovered folders, date and time of recovery and also path of the EDB file recovered. These can be used later. 

      Rating out of ten: 9 out of 10 

      VerdictStellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery software is a reliable tool, which does the intended data recovery software in an efficient way. The Exchange Recovery database is kept intact. I highly recommend this tool whenever a corrupt EDB file needs to be recovered.

      Product strengths:

      • The software has an GUI interface which is easy to use and user friendly
      • The complex Exchange database repair tasks are done easily
      • Preview of mailbox contents is an important feature
      • Individual mailboxes can be extracted as PST files
      • Support for Exchange Server up to 2010 

      Product weaknesses:

      • The Price of the tool
      • Windows 8 or 8.1 is not supported
      • No support for Exchange Server 2013 


      Stellar Phoenix Recovery is a useful product for all those users who wants to recover their corrupt EDB files and then view all the recovered items. The files can also be imported in MS Outlook and then viewed from there as an Outlook PST file. One of the most important features is that the software keeps the original EDB file intact. Each user mailbox is safely recovered into an individual PST file. It is compatible with all MS Exchange Server Software like MS Exchange Server 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000 and 5.5.

      Recommended reading: Stellar Phoenix Outlook Duplicate Remover – Find and remove duplicate mails effectively

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