How do I restore individual Outlook Express .dbx files?

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Hi, I have recovered files from a blown hard drive and there are 100's of .dbx files found in the email section.(These are what the recovery software thinks are Outlook Express folders). When you try import them through the OE6 interface, there's always an error. It appears that it's looking for a mail "Store" which is composed of a group of related .dbx files. But I have individual .dbx files. So, how can I read the individual files contained within each .dbx file and restore my recovered emails (Sent, Inbox, Deleted, etc.)?
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Before going for any third party utility, I think you should try the free Outlook Express basic repair kit provided by Microsoft, which include: 

Deletion of temporary internet files
Compacting all folders
Re-register Outlook Express and its libraries

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Look at this DBX Recovery software is one of best Outlook Express email reader tool that open outlook express files and extract DBX to to pst files in easy steps. It supports all major Outlook versions including Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013. - See more at: