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How to Recover Corrupted CorelDRAW x5 File: Resolving CDR File Errors

Published on 07 August 17
CorelDRAW graphics suite x5 is a graphics editor created by CorelDRAW. You can download it to modify images, making blueprints or high-quality objects. In the release of CorelDRAW x5, there are many changes in it. This the newest version with new features like graphic design, tracing, layout, web designing, photo editing & illustration. It incorporates current technology & hardware compatibility to deliver best results to their users. CorelDRAW saves the file in .cdr format. This article is about How to Recover Corrupted CorelDRAW x5 File. If our CDR file will get corrupted or having some issues while opening the file then here are the methods to recover CorelDRAW file.
CDR is a file format with a .cdr extension of Vector Graphics file that is used by CorelDRAW. It is mostly CorelDRAW image file. This file is created by CorelDRAW to hold text, images, effects, shapes etc. It is used for creating banners, letters, web pages, envelopes & many other documents. It will also get corrupted sometimes so further we let you know how to recover it easily.
How to Open a CDR File
  1. If you have CorelDRAW installed on your local machine so:

  • You can double click on the file which you want to open in CorelDRAW.
  • Open the software and You can drag & drop the file in CorelDRAW.
  1. If you don’t have CorelDRAW then:

  • Install the software then run the software & open the file.
CDR File Corruption Issues in CorelDRAW

There are many issues that occur while the user tries to open the CDR file in CorelDRAW. Following issues are:

  • The issue occur when the software crashed while working & user doesn't save the file properly.
  • The corruption happens when a user tries to save a large size of a file to a network.
  • Earlier, when the user saves the file using older version & after that, the user tries to open it & it can’t open the corruption issue occur that time.
How to Recover Corrupted CorelDRAW x5 File: Manual Solution

In this, you get to know about how to repair a corrupted CDR file manually. When you know that your file gets corrupted then the user is able to find a .tmp or .cdr file that have your data & a quick backup can be created in the temporary files folder. You can run these steps on Windows 10 & all below versions.

Steps for finding the file & then repair it:
  1. Open Run (Win + R) command on Windows OS

  2. Type temp & click OK

  3. A temp window will open, now set the View option to Details

  4. Now right click on window & sort by Date Modified

  5. Find the .cdr file that is dated when the program has stopped working

  6. This file would be the same that you are looking for

  7. If you have the corrupted file or you found it using above steps that look like abcd.cdr.tmp. Now rename this file & try to open it in CorelDRAW.

Sometimes this method also not works & file again remain corrupted. So then we recommend you to use the Third-party tool.
Professional Solution to Repair the Corrupt CDR File
To repair the corrupt CorelDRAW x5 .cdr file you can use SysTools CDR Recovery tool rather than the manual solution. It that will solve your problem in just a few steps. It's easy to use. This software repairs the damaged CorelDRAW file without losing any information, Repair any size CDR file, gives the preview of all the stored data in it, Repair & export CDR file in batch, It supports CorelDRAW x5/x6/x7 & all above versions without any restrictions.
In this article, we get to know about the methods for how to recover corrupted CorelDRAW x5 file & solving the issues of corrupted .cdr file of CorelDRAW. We have the results that manual method does not work every time so the best solution is to use the tool to recover the CorelDRAW CDR file.
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  1. 07 August 17

    Omg, This is definitely what I'm looking for. I got into this trouble for more than a week and dont know how to solve it

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