How To Use ESEUTIL /p To Repair Corrupt Or Damaged EDB?

Summary: Everyone knows that the Exchange database file is prone to corruption and if any .edb file gets damaged or corrupted then users cannot access the mailboxes and its data which would disrupt their workflow. So, it is important to remove the corruption to access the Exchange database and mailboxes. This write-up will guide users and provide solutions on how to use eseutil /p command to repair damaged & corrupted EDB.

Nowadays corruption is one of the major concern issues and nightmare for the user and Exchange admin because if the Exchange database is not repaired in the right manner then they have to face data loss. For this, it requires in-depth knowledge, hands-on experience, and technical skills to understand and work with eseutil /p cmdlet. The reason is that even a single mistake would destroy the entire process & data loss is permanent.

The Eseutil /p command repairs the EDB at the table and page level. It repairs the Exchange data and then users can access it easily. The cmdlet removes corruption from the Exchange database file and replaces the entire corrupted data with white spaces.

There are various reasons through which the Exchange database file gets corrupted. Some of them are discussed below:

  1. MS Exchange failure
  2. Storage space problem
  3. Power Outage
  4. Hardware & software failure
  5. Exchange database object missings
  6. Virus attack
  7. Human error

These are some of the major reasons due to which the Exchange mailbox database gets corrupted or damaged.

Manual Solution for How to Use Eseutil /p Command to Repair Damaged Exchange Database

Follow the steps given below to use the eseutil /p cmdlet to perform Exchange database hard recovery:

Step 1: Before using the cmdlet it is important to check the database state by using eseutil /mh command to check whether it is in a clean or dirty shutdown state.


eseutil /mh “C:\ProgramFile\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA\priv1.edb”

Step 2: Then use the eseutil /p cmdlet to perform Exchange database hard recovery and repair the damaged or corrupted EDB.

ESEUTIL /p “enter_database_name.edb”

Step 3: Use the command given command to eseutil /d to defrag the database & rebuild indexes

Eseutil /d “enter_database_name.edb”

Step 4: After that, run the following command given below to logical & repair the EDB at application level

Isinteg -s (SERVER) -fix -test alltests

Drawback Of ESEUTIL Tool

  1. Time-consuming method & require ample amount of space
  2. It requires technical knowledge, skills and hands-on experience
  3. Data loss is permanent & it is impossible to predict how much data is lost

Note: If you are new to the MS Exchange environment that it is difficult for you to understand the command and even a little bit mistake damaged the entire process. So, to avoid the technicality and complexity to repair the damaged and corrupted database use the solution described in the below section.

Use Automated Wizard to Repair the Corrupted EDB File

Exchange Database Repair Tool is the advanced software used by various IT professionals, Novice and Exchange users that is developed and designed with an advanced algorithm that easily recover minimal and major corruption from offline/dismounted Exchange Database File without using any command in a simplified manner with no data loss. It offers Quick & Advance scan mode which easily removes the corruption from EDB file automatically in a hassle-freeway.

After recovery, users can easily export the recovered Exchange database mailboxes directly to the Live Exchange Server 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003 mailboxes, Office 365 and PST, EML, HTML, MBOX, MSG, PDF file format.

Key Features Of Automated Software

  1. Support Offline/dismounted EDB (Public & Private) and STM file
  2. Preview Microsoft Exchange database mailbox data items before conversion
  3. Preserve original folder hierarchy and keep metadata intact
  4. Categories filter option export selective Exchange items
  5. Remove email encryption (SMIME/OpenPGP) from EDB mailboxes
  6. Export Exchange mailbox data within specified date range via date filter option
  7. Suitable with all Exchange Server, MS Outlook and Windows OS version

Steps to Repair Corrupted or Damaged Exchange Database

Step 1: Download & Install the automated utility in your local system

Step 2: After that, select Add file >> Load offline Exchange database file

Step 3: Click on Advance scan >> Click on the Add button

Step 4: Preview recovered Exchange database mailboxes >> Click export button

Step 5: Select offline/dismounted EDB mailboxes >> Select the desired export option to export the recovered mailboxes

Finally, the Exchange mailboxes is recovered and exported directly to the selected export option.

Bringing It All Together

In this article we have mentioned how to use eseutil /p command to repair the damaged or the corrupted Exchange database. To avoid the technical issue and difficulty to repair the EDB from corruption in a simplified way. It is advised users to use the advanced solution described above which easily recover and repair the offline/dismounted Exchange database with no data loss without any hindrance. Depending on your requirement you can use the solution to repair the database from corruption without any hassle.