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CorelDraw 9 Error message? Answered

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?



Best Answer 3 years ago

Hello, I will be your expert today.)

Were you able to copy the file to the CDR without errors?

Thank you.


Answer 3 years ago

don't understand the question. What is to copy a file to CDR??” - It IS a coreldraw

I transferred my corel document to a pendrive and to other computers, and I
could not open it in any computers that had Corel 9 installed.

In all instances I receive the error message.

But in all instances I can preview the plan in the little box to the right.

To the suggestion of a CorelDraw forum I downloaded Corel X5, and was not able
to open the file either, although in the preview box I still saw my plan.

That is why I think I need a programmer, to look inside the code.

When I try to open the file, I can see the mini plan in the preview box, which
leads me to think the file still exists, but in code.-

Hope this is informative so you can help me.


3 years ago

And another one try to give us spam by asking for a "solution" for totally outdated software.

Corel9 does not even run on a modern Windows anymore, the one that work have no official support from MS anymore.
Either you need to change the tactic and ask for "solutions" of up to date software or if you have a real problem: Do the updates you should have done 10 years ago ;)


Answer 3 years ago

I guess it is not about what can be done but about the type of request...
If someone does not know the terms "backup", "copy" or "autosave" he certainly would not work for months on a single file but instead have a few iterations of it. ;)
The pattern is identical with all the other requests that get a "best answer" tag once a link to a crappy spam website was posted....


3 years ago

Well, the only Corel programmers (that have access to the sources ad build tools) work for the Corel. Corporation. I'd think your best option is to contact them.

Otherwise just check out the last working version from your version control system or your backups and go on.