I have been backing up Exchange store many years, but to be honest, I have never ever used it to restore any mailbox or data. The time finally comes, one of the director has a missing folder in his Exchange mailbox, we looked everywhere but still can’t find it, thus I have no other option but to do a recovery.
Surprisingly, it is not too difficult with the new Exchange console. I found this article from Petri by Daniel Petri, he did a brilliant job of demonstrating steps. I want to share with everyone. By using this method, not only can restore the mailbox, it can also restore specific folder or even specific file or subject line, it’s a very useful and powerful tool.
Just 2 little things I would like to add, you need to make sure that the user mailbox has enough storage to merge/copy the backup, temporary increase it if necessary, and also make sure that you follow the exact steps, don’t skip steps because you are too smart 😛