Enable Single Item Recovery for a Mailbox


Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

You can use the Exchange Management Shell to enable single item recovery on a mailbox.

Looking for other management tasks related to recovery items? Check out Managing Recoverable Items.

Use the Shell to enable recoverable items

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Retention and legal holds" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.


You can't use the EMC to enable recoverable items.

This example uses the Set-Mailbox command to enable single item recovery and sets the number of days that deleted items are retained.

Set-Mailbox -Identity MBX01 -SingleItemRecoveryEnabled $True -RetainDeletedItemsFor 30


By default, the mailbox uses the deleted item retention settings of the mailbox database, but you can override the default can be overridden by setting it at the mailbox level for specific mailboxes.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-Mailbox.

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