HELP !!! Error Message "File Contains Invalid Objects"

Hi everyone,

I am using Corel Graphic Suite X3. I created one file of 330 MB. It contains text and images....

But now when i am opening this file it say "File contains Invalid Object" "IGNORE:ABORT:RETRY"..I chose every option but nothing seems to happen and corel draw gets hanged..I tried importing it..also i tried re installing it but nothing seem to work...

Pls this file is very imp and i have to open it...Wht to do? Also any future precautions,  if any?

And am i using the right version? Im mean is is because this is the lower version and i need 2 upgrade?

Pls HELP ME!!!!

Thanx.

Sagar

11 Replies

  • The reason can be an invalid object (such as a too complex path o too high resolution bitmap) or a Windows problem, the most common cause of this error. Sometimes, you have a lot of RAM and disk space but WIndows has only a few free resources and a small "swap" file, and can't manage all the temporary files.  And can have an error when save the file or when try to open it. Most of the times, you can open the file after "clean" your computer, some programs such as Ccleaner or TuneUp Utilities can help you. Also, a Scandisk and Defrag can help. If not, you can try to open the Backup or Auto-backup of your file. The other option is to open the file on other computer, using X3 or X4

  • Do what Ariel suggested.

    If no go...

    Try a cold boot of your computer.

    Look in C:\Windows\Temp directory and clean out everything you can. Windows won't let you delete anything it still needs.

    Be sure the files are opening in the correct version of CorelDRAW (X3 will "open" X4 files as blank pages.

    Try opening earlier versions of the file.

    Anything you try work on a "<filename>-test copy.

    Use Search in this Forum or Google the problem.

    Devil  the 'dd'



    [edited by: digital demon at 14:58 (GMT -5) on Sun, Jan 24 2010]
  • In reply to Ariel:

    Thanx so much for the reply....

    As u said i have lot of free memory..so space is not a constrain...The file contains images which are captured from 8.0 MEGAPIXEL camera..and the file size is 300 MB already...Wht is the maximum file size i can keep or is there any such limits?

    Also i tried opening the back up file. Result is still the same. I can open the same file on a different computer..But i want to open it in my computer only...Is it possible ? Yes, I have not done the "clean-up" yet...so i shall first use the clean up and try again...

    Thanx very much but plz suggest me if u got something else....

    Regards,

    Sagar.

  • In reply to sagarkshah9:

    There's not a limit for CorelDRAW files, the only limit is your computer and, specially, your Windows. Most of the problems for big files are relatives to Windows. If you clean up your Windows and our system is possible to open your file. Also check your "virtual memory" space under "MyPC / Properties". Let Windows to manage the virtual memory space.

    Remember that Windows 32-bits only assign up to 2 Gb of RAM for each program, no matter if you have 4 or 8 Gb. And, when Windows stars, ii deserves their portion of memory, then the other programs that starts with Windows. So, when you open CorelDRAW you never haver the 100% of memory, only a few part of your RAM

  • In reply to Ariel:

    Does CD compress images when it stores them?

    If so, then when the file is opened, memory space equivalent to the size UN-compressed images will be required to open the file, more or less, right?

    So what is the approximate size of all the UNcompressed images in this 300mb document?

    Maybe CD doesn't properly account for image compression when it saves, and this huge file is borderline?

    Maybe you could open the file on a 64-bit system and fix the problem by breaking it up into smaller pieces.

  • In reply to swilly:

    swilly
    Does CD compress images when it stores them?

    by default, yes

    swilly
    If so, then when the file is opened, memory space equivalent to the size UN-compressed images will be required to open the file, more or less, right?

    Memory (RAM) not, it require a temp file and the virtual memory disk space

    swilly
    So what is the approximate size of all the UNcompressed images in this 300mb document?

    According the compression ratio, uncompressed file can be very big. Usually is 3 times ti the origina size (1 gb in that sample)

     

  • In reply to Ariel:

    Ariel

    swilly
    If so, then when the file is opened, memory space equivalent to the size UN-compressed images will be required to open the file, more or less, right?

    Memory (RAM) not, it require a temp file and the virtual memory disk space

    Ariel, I do not understand this response. You seem to be saying that CD does not use RAM to store file data, but only uses either a temporary file space or virtual (swap) space.. Windows considers RAM and swap as the same thing, and only uses swap when it is out of RAM. Are you saying that CD does not allow Windows to use RAM somehow? In any case, RAM plus whatever virtual swap is still limited to <2GB per process in Win32

    swilly
    So what is the approximate size of all the UNcompressed images in this 300mb document?

    According the compression ratio, uncompressed file can be very big. Usually is 3 times ti the origina size (1 gb in that sample)

    What compression ratio are you referring to? Usually raster data can only be manipulated when it is completely un-compressed. Are you saying that CD's compression scheme for RGB bitmaps averages 1/3 the raw bitmap data space?. In any case, if the user placed 300mb worth of JPEG data in a CD file, it would be easy to run over the 2GB  limit. For example, I just opened a 69kb, 24-bit JPG file, and re-saved it to 24-bit BMP. It is now over 5MB.

    We need more input from the user.

     

  • In reply to swilly:

    CorelDRAW use both, RAM memory and virtual memory.

  • In reply to Ariel:

    Hi. I know its an old topic but I have same problem in X3. When I try open the file it tells me theres an invalid object. I have tried everything you said above, but nothing works. I cannot open it.

    Please help

  • In reply to jblogs:

    please, attach your file, or upload it to a free storage service, such as gigasize.com or yousendit.com, or send me to ariel.garaza@gmail.com

  • In reply to Ariel:

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    Thanks

    Jonathan

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