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  1. #1
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    CorelDraw file cannot be opened
    I have coreldraw on several computers at my office, we quite often send files around for viewing to make sure that images etc. are up to standard, however on the computers that don’t have coreldraw we can’t open the files, this means that staff are having to wander around the office etc. I’m trying to find a program or way of viewing the files on these computers, please don’t suggest buying coreldraw ($350.00 US) as it is too expensive and will not be used on these computers, we have downloaded the trials but they will eventually expire and we will be stuck again. Does anyone know of a way we can view them, or a way that we can convert them to open them with windows previewer etc.

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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

    If it isn’t work, then refer to useful solution contained various tips and solutions
    https://www.repairtoolbox.com/coreldrawrepair.html CorelDraw Repair Toolbox

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    As far as I know, coreldraw saves it's images in a format (CDR) that is propietory to corel thus without corel you can't open it up. Try saving the image to a vector based format (or non-vector based if you can get away with it which is easier) that isn't proprietory and you should be able to view it on non-corel machines. Coreldraw allows you to export images into lots of formats. Which format to you you'll have to experiment with, but I am sure there is something out there that you can download for free or is already on your machines that can view the images in another format.
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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

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