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Corel Draw X3

Discussion in 'Corel' started by captainron19, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. captainron19

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    Hard Drive crashed on my computer (Luckily all files were backed up) I just did a re-install of my Corel Drar Graphics Suite x3

    Everything went fine with install and program opens fine until I went to open a previously saved file in Corel Draw. The file association is ok because when I double click on a file the Draw Program opens but it brings up a blank document. If I go into the program itself and choose "open" it tells me "the file is not importable using the selected filter or this format is not supported"

    I tried some files that I worked on as little as 4 days ago.

    It seems to only happen with Corel Draw. Files previously saved in Photo Paint are opening just fine.

    Anyone have an idea?
     
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  2. Jester1167

    Jester1167 Premium Subscriber

    Have you downloaded and installed all the patches and updates that were installed before the crash?
     
  3. captainron19

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    No I have not done any of that but I remember doing a clean install once before and not having to do that. Is there a way of doing it via the program?
     
  4. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    try opening the back-up file...if you have them.
     
  5. captainron19

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    Same thing happens with opening a backup file
     
  6. Jester1167

    Jester1167 Premium Subscriber

    Corel only maintains the patches and downloads back to X4.

    Try one of these:

    METHOD 1
    1.Hold down the F8 key on the keyboard.

    2.With the F8 key depressed, launch either CorelDRAW or PHOTO-PAINT

    3.The following message will appear:
    Are you sure you want to overwrite the workspace with the factory defaults?

    4.Click Yes and release the F8 key.

    Note: Some newer keyboards have an "F Lock" key that must be pressed first to activate the Function keys on the keyboard.

    METHOD 2
    1.Go to Start
    2.Click Run

    Note: Windows Vista / 7 users can use the Start menu search box
    1.Type %appdata% and press Enter
    2.Open the Corel folder
    3.Right-click the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X# and choose Rename
    4.Change the name to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X#.old
     
  7. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Another off the wall suggestion, try to import the file and see if that will open. If so then resave as a .cdr file. Also, to verify the files are good send one to another member here with Corel and see that they can open a file to make sure you aren't corrupted.
     
  8. 300mphGraphics

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    When Corel opens a blank document like that, it often sees the file as a newer version of the software. If I send an X6 file to my printer and he has only X5, it opens a blank page. Maybe the updates and patches that you had downloaded are creating a similar type of situation?
     
  9. captainron19

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    Dont I feel like a complete MORON !!!

    I forgot I had upgraded to Version X5 and that was the current version iw as using before the hard drive crashed and I mistakenly installed the X3 version today!

    :banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
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