I am using Exchange 2007 SP1 w/Outlook 2007 SP2. I had a user delete several important emails that he had stored in his subfolder labeled "Saved" in the inbox. He accidentally deleted this folder and all emails inside. Unfortunately he didn't bring this to my attention until several months later. Our current deleted emails in Exchange is set to 7 days retention. I realize the recover email option is available in TOOLS under Deleted Items would no longer hold these deleted emails as they have been deleted several months ago.
My question: If I have not performed a database defrag on the exchange server for over 1 year, and restore from backup was not an option. Is it still possible to go into the database of Exchange and recover this folder and contents?