How To Run eDiscovery PST Export Tool In Office 365 E3

I came to know about the eDiscovery tool by Microsoft to migrate Office 365 mailbox data in PST format. But I do not know how I can run or use this application. I tried using it but failed. Thus, I am looking for the step-by-step procedure of using the eDiscovery tool.
The popularity of Microsoft Office 365 is growing so fast that it has become really difficult for any other cloud-based application to match it easily. Microsoft Office 365 has many advanced features that are really important for the users to take their business to the next level. But keeping all important data in the cloud can sometimes have bad effects like data loss or leakage of important information over the web. Moreover, in Office 365 large amounts of data like emails, contacts, calendars, etc., are stored and accessible by many users who have the rights. This will also somehow increase the chances of data loss or breaches in the organization. Thus, it is always suggested to maintain a copy of data on the local machine also. Keeping all such needs of the users in mind, we have discussed how to use the eDiscovery PST export tool in Office 365 without any hassle.

Step By Step Procedure of How eDiscovery PST Export Tool Works

In order to export Office 365 mailbox data to PST format, Microsoft provides an eDiscovery tool. Now, to use this software in a proper way, a user is advised to follow the instruction given below.
  1. To start the process, log in to Microsoft Office 365 portal and simply navigate to Office 365 Admin center.

  2. Then, expand Admin centers and click on the Security & Compliance option.

  3. After this, Security & Compliance center will appear in front of you. Then, you need to click on the Permissions and + icon and edit the eDiscovery Manager Role group.

  4. In eDiscovery Manager Window, to add an account in the list of eDiscovery Administrator, click on + icon. Click on the Save button and proceed further.

  5. Next, click on Search & Investigation >> plus (+) icon. Then, move to a new Content Search wizard. After this, type the name in the Name field and click on the Next button to continue ahead

  6. To migrate all data from O365 mailbox, choose Search everywhere option and check the Exchange option

    If you want to migrate selective data, simply choose Custom location selection option and click on the +plus button. Check the Search all public folders option in order to migrate data from Public folders.

  7. In order to export selective data, you are also allowed to use different filtering options such as logical operators (AND, NOT, OR, etc.) in addition to keywords or phrases, etc. And, click on the Search option to start the search process.

  8. As the search process is completed successfully, you need to click on the Start Export button.

  9. You are also allowed to include encrypted files and define the way in which the Office 365 data needs to be exported. It is suggested to use default option to export Office 365 data to PST format. However, by default, it will create a separate PST file for each mailbox. Now, click on Start export button

  10. After this, the Export process is started. Now, it totally depends upon on you -- either click on Finish button or on Download exported results button. If you clicked on the Download exported results option, then the downloading process and export tools will be completed at the same time.

  11. A special export key is generated which you need to copy before proceeding further

  12. Now, eDiscovery PST export tool will began the process. Paste the export key that is copied in the above step. Then, select the destination location and save the exported Office 365 data in PST format.
Why Does eDiscovery PST Export Tool Fail?

Migrating Microsoft Office 365 to PST file format with the help of eDiscovery tool is not as simple as it seems.

A user needs to be technically strong to understand it properly or requires a technical expert. Apart from this, the process is quite lengthy, complex and hard to execute and take lots of time. Now, to avoid all such situations, a user is advised to use Office365Export PST tool. Moreover, it also lets users export selective data from Office 365 mailbox to PST format. In addition, a user can use this application on any version of Microsoft Windows OS.

When it comes to Office 365 mailbox to PST migration process, eDiscovery PST export tool is the first choice that comes to most users' minds. Now, the question is, how to use the eDiscovery PST export tool in Office 365 E3?

Therefore, in the above post, we have discussed the complete step by step procedure of the same. If a user finds it difficult to perform, then a third-party tool is also suggested that one can use without any issue.