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Corel Draw : Error Reading file problem

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Best Answer richard.watkins , 24 August 2015 - 07:10 AM

Yikes! I'm sorry to say it seems like these files got either corrupted during the backup operation (it does happen) or... there has been cases (I experienced it twice before realizing what was goin... Go to the full post »


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I have a number of files that I can not open in corel draw.
These were created a few years ago using Corel draw 7.0 on a PC running Win95 or 98.
I have re-loaded CDR7 on my current PC running Windows2000 and I get the error "Error Reading /..../xxx.cdr file"
On the most critical file, the progress bar at the bottom gets to 40% before the error message appears.
I can load and save new files without problem, but some (but not all) of the old files are unreadable.
I have found an old hard disk and installed Windows98 and cdr on it - no effect.
Also I have installed the printer driver for the printer that (I think) was used then - no effect.
Any suggestions ?


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As you said some of the old files are causing this error , I think it may get corrupted.


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✓  Best Answer

Yikes! I'm sorry to say it seems like these files got either corrupted during the backup operation (it does happen) or... there has been cases (I experienced it twice before realizing what was going on) when nested groups of objects left in the Desktop area (outside the boundaries of a page) cause a file to become corrupted at save. It's an issue that was first identified in v.10 and to date I don't know if it's been resolved.  By nested groups I mean several groups of objects grouped together into one big "group of groups". I can offer you to try to recover the file using a program CDR Repair Kit. All the same, you will not lose anything. Maybe it will help you.  http://www.cdr.repair/

I dont exactyly what features Corel Draw 7 has. If it has save as CMX (corel exchange format) it would be more compatible than CDR format. Consider that some layout may lost. But if you insist want keep the CDR format, try open using newer version, I.E. v. 8, 9 or 10 before opening directly from version 12.
Good luck.


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Hi, Thank you for your time and great help. I really appreciate your feedback and I am very thankful for your time and support. Solved!
Many thanks.

Edited by GunterKruse, 24 August 2015 - 07:53 AM.

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Glad to hear you problem is solved!  :D

 

Thanks for updating!  :thumbsup:


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