Lost my work, how to retrieve it


Could anyone please offer some assistance.

I kinda lost work that I have been working on for the past 4 hours and don't know where it has gone.

I think I had too many programs open and when I closed my browser, corelDRAW also closed.

When I opened corelDRAW again, all I have worked on was gone, missing...



Please advise.


  • I would start by doing a windows search of the whole computer using a datemodified of yesterday to today and type:=.cdr (note the exact punctuation) to see if that finds anything.


  • Hello Alistair; To add to what Harry has said, In the Search Window if you use the * before the .CDR ( *.cdr ) it will show you all of your cdr files. But it is a good idea to have the Auto Save turned on. And NCH Software has a Free Undelete that may or may Not help with out the file being saved at least once.
      What I do is Save the file after drawing the first line giving the file a Name then every min. or so press the Ctrl+S to save the file.

    Good Luck, George