Exchange Database Content Index Corrupt

Fixing a corrupt content index on an Exchange database with only one copy can be done in the following method:

If you run the following command you can see the content index state and error message.

Next you will need to stop the following services:

Now you will need to delete the content index folder which is a GUID in the same location as the database edb file. It has three sub folders that all need to be deleted.

 

NOTE: If you try and delete the files without stopping the search services you will get an error that the file is in use.

 

With the files successfully deleted you can start the services:

Now wait a few minutes for the content index folder to be re-created.

 

To verify this worked you can run the same command from before:

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