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If this is how 6X works with 64bit maybe better stay wtih 5X

Ok, I've only invested 5 hours in the file, not like it's days and days, but what other of my files, in which far more hours are invested, might Coreldraw x6 also corrupt? How many drives do I need to add and how many times per minute do I need to save to protect myself against Coreldraw X6 malfunctions?

My #1 reason for upgrading to #6 was to say goodbye to x5's unexpected program crashes with my 64bit win 7 system. Compared to what I'm dealing with now, a little crash would be delightful.

Saved a large cdr file, got an i/o read error before save was completed.  (No larger a file than I've saved with Corel x5 many, many times.)  Now when I try to open the file I get error message, "i/o read error".   5 hours gone.   Only fired up x6 a few days ago, hadn't yet given it instructions for auto saving.

I'm an old woman.  I don't have 5-hr time blocks to donate to the Corel corporation.  (Before you chalk my experience up to that of a old fool, I've been using Corel since 1992, purchasing nearly every upgrade since v 3.2 and have been using a pc 18 hrs a day since 1985.  If I could have back all the time lost from Coreldraw program crashes I could add a year to my life.

For the curious, the big lost file was NOTHING except a bunch of jpg images.  No fancy textures, layering or other effects, just plain old jpg images.  If x6 can't swallow those, what's the point?  My advice: Approach x6 with caution.  Back up all your files a couple times, set it to save every 10 seconds and then MAYBE you're safe using the damn thing.

Oh yeah, and the clipboard interaction between coreldraw and corel photopaint is still screwed up.

  • Hello jccorel; I have the 64 bit X6 that I use 6 days a week from the time that I could get it and have had one crash importing a large Excel file ( XLS ) I find X 6 to be one of the most stable Corel ( out of the box ) they have come out with in a long time. But to be safe I do use the "Ctrl+S" a hole lot. I also have a 32 bit X 6 that doesn't get used as much as the 64 bit, but it's never crashed. Other than a few small problems that Corel says they intend to fix in the first up date I really like X 6 a lot.
     Maybe you could post a file and give some of us a whack at it?


     Sorry you are having problems George

     

  • Hi.

    I'm also sorry to hear of your bad luck with the app. I haven't really upgraded myself..yet. I hope I don't run into issues when and if I do.

    X5 was reeeaaally bad at the time of release, ie pre service pack. You should of seen the forum. It was insane, and bad comments were like a rampant wildfire. It didn't ease up until sp3 really. Talk about X6 issues is relatively quiet compared to it's predecessor at the same time.

    We are fellow users here. This is great because we can express our unbiased comments and suggestions. Many have had great ideas for the suite before it was released, which don't seem to be looked at, and surely were not added. Sometimes the forum here feels more like talking to a wall.

    Putting your working file high on the priority list was suggested as one of the most important issues concerning a new version and what should be included. Some have even suggested a back-up docker that you control to keep an eye of your files back-ups, which could even add multiple backups and many other settings. Maybe like a little gnome that sits on the side of the screen and automatically presses Ctrl-S for you at smart moments...lol

    It would be nice if file and time loss was not an issue. A task that doesn't seem impossible.

    ~John

     

  • In reply to TheSign Guy:

    TheSign Guy
     Maybe you could post a file and give some of us a whack at it?

     

    Yes please post a file I'm running X6 on several systems with no issues.  vista 32 bit ans Windows 7 64 bit with all Windows updates.

  • 1 hr in to rebuilding file a save again brought a disk error message.  Tried saving it to 2 diff drives, same result.  Closed Corel, tried to open file, get i/o read error.  When uploading file here got a reset message, so I don't know if the upload worked.

  • In reply to jccorel:

    Tried again to upload file, again got message, "Connection to server reset."  Maybe too large.  Is 341MB.  Before beginning the rebuild I set Corel to do an auto save after 10 minutes, told it where to place it.  Program didn't do the save.

  • In reply to jccorel:

    Just out of curiosity, what are your system specs?

    OS, System RAM (include speed), CPU, HDD make size and speed (e.g. 5400, 7200, 10 000rpm)

     

    TIA (Thanks in advance)

  • In reply to Sub GDG_John( ):

    RunFlaCruiser

    Hi.

    I'm also sorry to hear of your bad luck with the app. I haven't really upgraded myself..yet. I hope I don't run into issues when and if I do.

    X5 was reeeaaally bad at the time of release, ie pre service pack. You should of seen the forum. It was insane, and bad comments were like a rampant wildfire. It didn't ease up until sp3 really. Talk about X6 issues is relatively quiet compared to it's predecessor at the same time.

    We are fellow users here. This is great because we can express our unbiased comments and suggestions. Many have had great ideas for the suite before it was released, which don't seem to be looked at, and surely were not added. Sometimes the forum here feels more like talking to a wall.

    Putting your working file high on the priority list was suggested as one of the most important issues concerning a new version and what should be included. Some have even suggested a back-up docker that you control to keep an eye of your files back-ups, which could even add multiple backups and many other settings. Maybe like a little gnome that sits on the side of the screen and automatically presses Ctrl-S for you at smart moments...lol

    It would be nice if file and time loss was not an issue. A task that doesn't seem impossible.

    ~John

     

    I still am not happy with X5 Sp3. I crash at least 3-4 times daily. It's unreal.

  • jccorel
    Saved a large cdr file

    just of curiosity, how large is the file? you mean 1 Gb or 2 Gb? do you have an enough virtual memory space on your system?

     

    ruckstande
    I still am not happy with X5 Sp3. I crash at least 3-4 times daily. It's unreal.

    This is not normal. I do all kind of tortures to my CorelDRAW and almost never crashes

  • Also, it's CorelDRAW X5 and X6, not 5x or 6x. The X means 10 in roman numbers, same as Mac OS X means "Macintosh Operating System 10". This is the version 16.0 ( X + 6 )

  • jccorel

    Ok, I've only invested 5 hours in the file, not like it's days and days, but what other of my files, in which far more hours are invested, might Coreldraw x6 also corrupt? How many drives do I need to add and how many times per minute do I need to save to protect myself against Coreldraw X6 malfunctions?

    My #1 reason for upgrading to #6 was to say goodbye to x5's unexpected program crashes with my 64bit win 7 system. Compared to what I'm dealing with now, a little crash would be delightful.

    Saved a large cdr file, got an i/o read error before save was completed.  (No larger a file than I've saved with Corel x5 many, many times.)  Now when I try to open the file I get error message, "i/o read error".   5 hours gone.   Only fired up x6 a few days ago, hadn't yet given it instructions for auto saving.

    I'm an old woman.  I don't have 5-hr time blocks to donate to the Corel corporation.  (Before you chalk my experience up to that of a old fool, I've been using Corel since 1992, purchasing nearly every upgrade since v 3.2 and have been using a pc 18 hrs a day since 1985.  If I could have back all the time lost from Coreldraw program crashes I could add a year to my life.

    For the curious, the big lost file was NOTHING except a bunch of jpg images.  No fancy textures, layering or other effects, just plain old jpg images.  If x6 can't swallow those, what's the point?  My advice: Approach x6 with caution.  Back up all your files a couple times, set it to save every 10 seconds and then MAYBE you're safe using the damn thing.

    Oh yeah, and the clipboard interaction between coreldraw and corel photopaint is still screwed up.

    Hello,

    No one would use old age as a reason in here. many in here in this forum and other places are passed the the 65, not me though, but others. So as long as you dont ask us to run a marathon...

    What would be interesting to know is the workflow you have and the computer settings as well.

    1. If you only used a multi paged document in CorelDRAW X6 
    2. and added one or more JPEGS to eeach page, or one on each page, then that would be interesting to know.
    3. How heavy are the JPEGS. A jpeg can weitgh everything from let say 1 kilobyte to WAY heavier amounts. This weight issue is interesting to know more about.

    Its always interesting and important to know as much detailed information as possible, in trying to figure out what the issue may be. And because people from Corel actually DO visit this forum, the more info you can give on exact steps, to be able to duplicate your steps as much as possible, trying to see if we can get the same bad result, then please give the info.

    Remember that what seems to be an issue on your end, wont necessaarily be the same on our end.

     

  • In reply to ruckstande:

    ruckstande
    I still am not happy with X5 Sp3. I crash at least 3-4 times daily. It's unreal.

    Hi.

    Yea. I kinda got a good feel for it though. I'm careful about clipboard contents as this seems to make the program shaky. Also many effects and file size too. Plus X5 re-established my Ctrl-S nervous tick....

    Hope X6 by the time of SP3, or even SP1?, will be rock solid!

    ~John



    [edited by: RunFlaCruiser at 10:04 (GMT -5) on Fri, May 11 2012]
  • In reply to Sub GDG_John( ):

    OS: Win 7 Professional with all updates current

    System:
    Intel core i7-930 processor L2 cache 2.80GHz

    Memory
    8 GB DDR3 sdram  1333MHz

    Vid card
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 GDDR5

    HD
    750 GB serial ATA 2 HD 7200 RPM

    File size:  341MB
    Content: 30-40 jpgs, each 500-650KB


    Appreciate that you folks give a fig, admit to feeling like a man alone on an island when it comes to this stuff.  In all these years with Corel have had zero contact with the company, not sure there's really anyone there, think maybe bots make the program :)

     

  • In reply to jccorel:

    Yeah, was multi page doc, with 4 pages, 2 of which were empty, 2 holding about 30 jpgs each.  The file is used to print  jpgs gathered from other CDR files.  Initially I just place them in stacks of 1 to 8, depending on how many related jpgs are part of a set, then later arrange them for printing.

  • In reply to jccorel:

    Hi to you sign folks.  My late step father was in sign business for 50 years.

  • In reply to jccorel:

    Similar file just crashed.  Fortunately am auto saving every 5 minutes so didn't lose anything this time. What was I doing prior to crash?  slid 2 jpgs off one page and slid em onto another page in same doc.