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Art file somehow turned into a folder???

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Joe Diaz, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    Not sure how this happened, but I was tracking down a file, and I found it but rather than being a coreldraw file it's showing up as a folder(or directory). It says for example: cityofpontiac.cdr but it looks and behaves as a folder. How do I fix that?
  2. genericname

    genericname Active Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    What platform are you on? It could be just messed up file associations, and that refreshing them will do the trick.
  3. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    yeah sorry. I'm running windows 7. the file was a Coreldraw file.
  4. SignBurst PCs

    SignBurst PCs Very Active Member


    Are you sure that it is really a cdr file? I can name a folder xxxx.cdr and it is still a folder. I know that I am asking a dumb question, but sometimes the simplest answers are overlooked.

    If you want to DropBox me the file (folder), I would be happy to take a look at it.
  5. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    It was an actual coreldraw file that I could open in Corel and edit my artwork. Now it's a folder named xxxx.cdr and acts as a folder. It's the weirdest thing I've ever seen and I don't know how to change it back.
  6. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    I work on a Mac with Adobe products and have had the same thing happen to old files. I just open them up and resave and throw the old stuff away. I have tried suggestions but it seems to be faster and safer as I stated.

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