I have a corrupt filel. it was working fine earlier today and now it's corrupt. Can someone help me? This had a lot of work in it.
grogo said:no...turned that off. I didn't think I needed the backup files for several years but now I'm thinking I should.
Having a backup file can be better than nothing, but I would not want to depend on that as my only option for something where I had a lot of time invested.
I would rather run a FreeFileSync batch job occasionally to maintain a mirror of ALL of the assets I'm working with. When it updates the mirror, it can save time-stamped copies of any files that were changed or deleted during the update.
I hear ya Eski. The thing is, I already saved a duplicate of the file to a server so even that file was severely corrupt to the point of crashing coreldraw. Something happened during the workflow and I can't pinpoint an actual culprit but it will bother me until I find it. Was it a bad font, perspective effect applied to vector & bitmap grouped objects...etc?
The "all or nothing" thing is a killer on stuff such as this.
grogo said:The thing is, I already saved a duplicate of the file to a server so even that file was severely corrupt to the point of crashing coreldraw.
That's where the "mirror with versions" approach is a lifesaver. It's too easy to have "one backup" that is just as messed up as the working copy.
I have a similar issue with many files I create in CorelDraw 2019. If I save a file with a single layer and that layer has multiple objects grouped in a single group the file will not open without hanging up CorelDraw. This only happens in Windows 10 with the latest updates as far as I can tell. Didn't happen until I did updates recently.
I have found a couple workarounds:
1.) Set the program (CorelDRW.exe) to open in compatibility mode for Windows 8. - Open your document. - Then either ungroup the main group or add a layer or an element outside the main group. - Resave the file and turn compatibility mode off. The file should then be good when opening normally.
2.) Open CorelDraw - Create a new document - Add a new layer (now a 2-layer document) - drag your file from File Explorer into the newly created document. - should be good to resave. (This method you don't have to use compatibility mode.)
Anyhow, now I always create a second layer with any new document I'm working on and haven't had this issue since.
Hope this helps.
--- I just opened the file you linked using method 2 above. There were many fonts that I don't have installed, but I was able to open and view the file.
Hi, if you do not have a backup, you can try to fix your corrupt files through the third-party tool. I recommend the Bitwra Data Recovery, it does well in recovering corrupted files and free to use.
Hope it can help you get back your files soon.