I need help! I have a file that I worked on many years ago, it is saved as a .cdr in the X5 version, I can't open it now.
Every time I try, it opens an untitled page, but none of the information.
I am in the same boat - I have been using Corel since 1994 and am unable to open hundreds of older files now that I upgraded. Support told me to use an older version! How can I do that when they don't work on Windows 10?!? I can't believe there is no remedy. I am furious
This problem has been going on for the last few versions of CorelDRAW. I think it was either version X7 or X8 that removed any support at all of CorelDRAW CDR files older than version 6. IIRC version X6 and older could open CDR files dating back to version 3.I just find it completely unacceptable for CorelDRAW not to be able to open or import CorelDRAW files made back to version 3, if not CDR files made in the very first version. When you look at Adobe Illustrator that application can still open AI files made 30 years ago.Using an older version of CorelDRAW to open vintage CDR files is not a work-able solution for everyone. That requires the user to either have an old PC or an older version of Windows running in a virtual machine. Not everyone keeps their old software boxes and install discs.Another alternative is using different applications to import the old CDR artwork. Inkscape will open CDR files made older than version 6. But the results of the file import are often not so great, especially if a number of live, Corel-dependent effects were used in the artwork. At least it's better than nothing. But what's really needed is for CorelDRAW itself to once again offer some kind of native open/import operation for CDR files older than version 5.
I agree - completely unacceptable - I have over 900 files affected from the 1990s. I could live without them as it is old work - but then no, I really don't want to have to because of Corel's inability to accommodate their customers. I would never have upgraded if it weren't for Windows 10. And yes support seems to think we can have multiple versions on multiple computers. If they even offered it as a service I might pay for it - though grudgingly.