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Corel X8 - Not opening file

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

  1. neato

    neato Very Active Member

    May 16, 2003
    Henderson, IL
    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.
  2. JimmyG

    JimmyG Premium Subscriber

    Apr 1, 2005
    Register, GA
    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

    Dec 3, 2015
    Niceville, FL
    check this area

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