%1 (%2) %3The database engine could not find the file or folder called %4.

Product: Exchange
Event ID: 426
Source: ESE
Version: 8.0
Message: %1 (%2) %3The database engine could not find the file or folder called %4.

This Warning event indicates that the database files are missing and could not be recovered. The location of log files can change depending on the server configuration. It is highly recommended that you store database files and transaction log files on different disks.

User Action

To resolve this warning, do one or more of the following:

  • Verify that the path to the log files is correct for the specified database. If required, modify the path information.

  • Try to restore the database from backup.

If you are not already doing so, consider running the tools that Microsoft Exchange offers to help administrators analyze and troubleshoot their Exchange environment. These tools can help you make sure that your configuration is in line with Microsoft best practices. They can also help you identify and resolve performance issues, improve mail flow, and better manage disaster recovery scenarios. Go to the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console to run these tools now. For more information about these tools, see Toolbox in the Exchange Server 2007 Help.


Leave a Reply