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After you delete or remove the Priv.edb and Priv.stm or Pub.edb and Pub.stm files for a particular storage group, new files are not created automatically when you restart the Exchange 2000 information store service.
The Exchange 2000 information store service can manage many stores, so you must manually mount the store you want for the new files to be created.
To create the database files:
Start Exchange System Manager.
Locate the storage group that contains the store whose files were deleted or removed. It will be shown as being down.
Right-click that store, and then click Mount Store.
You receive the following dialog box that states:
At least one of this store's database files is missing. Mounting this store will force the creation of an empty database. Do not take this action if you intend to restore an earlier backup.
Are you sure you want to continue?
If you click Yes, new empty database files are created.