can’t open .cdr files


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Oct 20, 2015
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I'm working with CorelDraw 9. I've been working on something for two months, it is 987Kb.

Just when I was finishing the project, the file became corrupt.

It upens up to 40% and then I receive the message "Error Reading myfile.cdr file".

I tried importing it to a new cdr, it gets 74% done and then gives me the error message. When I click on accept, I receive an error message that says that it cannot import an empty document. I can see it in the preview box, though.

I need a Corel programmer that could maybe open the file code and repair the problem.

Can you help me?
Make use of .cdr restoration via WinZip, if it isn’t work, then refer to useful threads contained various tips and solutions CorelDraw Repair Toolbox

Corel Draw creates a backup file of your drawings in case of unexpected software crashes. Crashes can occur as a result of a too many programs running at once, or a computer overheating. The backup file has an extension of .BAK and is created to help you recover corrupt or lost files.
  • Click “Start” located at the bottom of the screen and then click “Computer.” Windows Explorer launches.
  • Navigate to the C:/Program Files/Corel/Programs/Draw folder.
  • Double-click the .BAK file that matches the file name you are trying to recover. Your file launches in Corel Draw.
  • Click “File” from the top menu and then select “Save As.” Select “Corel Draw” in the “File Type” field and click “Save.”

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