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Cannot find a viewer to open .CDR files, wich are files created by Corel Draw


dextermccall

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I have a few users here at my work that use the Corel Draw application to create certain types of Labels, etc. In our engineering department, there are documentation specialists that need to open up some of these files and put the pictures into documents, manuals, etc. as well as grab the part numbers and other things. The files have a .CDR file extension to them and I have searched the web for about 2 hours so far with no results. I have downloaded about 20 apps that said they opened .cdr files (along with all the other extensions) and when I installed it and go to open a .cdr file, the application doesn't open it. I've been on Corel's website and couldn't even find anything there.
 

MrToM

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This is a long shot but sometimes changing the file extension from .cdr to .eps will allow it to be opened in Photoshop.

No promises, but worth a shot...it depends on application versions but still, what have you got to lose?

Regards.
MrToM.
 

Paul MR

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Can't you get the people with Corel Draw to save the required documents into a different format tif, jpg etc.?
 

titanmccall

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This might not help with your current problem but do you have an auto-backup configured? It is located at Tools->options -> (workspace) -> Save. You can set the elapsed time between backups (e.g. 10 minutes) as well as the destination folder. If you actually have it set you could look in the destination folder and see if there is a backup there. If not, consider setting it up for future use. You can also set it to make a backup upon saving the file.

There is something corrupted with the file as it has been saved that Corel won't open it. Maybe there is a chance that another software that can import CorelDraw files might overlook the glitch and try to import the rest. Depends on what part of the file is corrupted.

If instrument above didn't help, you would need to identify what may have caused the file corruption. Possible causes could include:
• Document was corrupted / not saved due to the program crashing or hanging
• Saving large files to a network drive.
• Documents created in earlier versions of CorelDraw® are no longer accessible

Follow the instructions posted on next sources:
http://www.cdr.openfiletool.com/ CDR Open File Tool
http://www.filerepairforum.com/foru.../coreldraw/1560-how-to-recover-coreldraw-file
http://community.coreldraw.com/talk/coreldraw_graphics_suite_x6/f/704/t/43936
 

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