Perform email recovery - DIY?
While many users have successfully recovered their emails using software
utilities, many have also not been successful.
Our findings reveal that an unsuccessful email
recovery results from user errors, or from a physical hard drive failure.
While email recovery utilities are inexpensive, consider this before you attempt your recovery.
If your hard drive is failing, then performing an email recovery using software is dangerous. The time spent trying
to recover the email files should have been used to perform a forensic image recovery, or targeting the needed files
to perform the email recovery.
Unfortunately, the user typically can not determine
if their hard drive is physically damaged or logically corrupted.
Another issue is that the user expected better email recovery results as indicated by
the email recovery utility. Typically, the user gets one shot to get it right, as there are no do over´s unless
you have made forensic images.
If your Exchange server has failed, we highly suggest
you do not risk your exchange server or emails.
Experimenting with exchange server is risky if attempted by an individual without exchange server data recovery experience.