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Corel X8 - Not opening file

Discussion in 'Corel' started by neato, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. neato

    neato Very Active Member

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    Wow, I have to say, I'm just a few days into using X8 and I'm super disappointed in it's lack of stability. Tons of little issues.

    Now I've created a file that suddenly just crashed on me after a couple hours of work. When I go to open it, I get a gray screen with "view" grayed out in the menu bar.

    I can open a new document and import the file, but if I try to save it, the new file gives me the same gray screen upon opening.

    I do have a couple of bitmaps with transparencies in this file, however they seem to have disappeared too when I import it into a new file. I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

    Supposedly, I don't have any updates to install.

    If someone works in X8 and wants to try opening the file to see if it somehow became corrupt, I'd be happy to email it.
     
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  2. JimmyG

    JimmyG Premium Subscriber

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    Phillip, Im using Corel 2018 now. Do you create auto backups as you work and if so do those have the same problem. I did a have a job where I encountered this problem and saved it to lower version x7 to open and fix it
     
  3. myront

    myront CorelDRAW is best

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    check this area

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