Have a couple dozen old corel files. I installed version 3 on an xp virtual machine and they won't open in that. I installed version 9 and they won't open in that. I guess most of them them were created with version 4 or 5 (been using corel for a long time but can't find those disks). Hopefully they're not corrupt. Perhaps, I need version 7. Any thoughts on that? Anyone have a version 7? Any other way to retrieve these files?
I'm looking to retire my old Win 7 machine so I'd like to recover them before I go fully win 10 (which apparently won't load old corel versions). Thanks for any help
Look here how to check flie version
file created in ver. 5 can be opened in CDraw ver. 11
Looking at file properties>details is not helpful as it reports all the files were created with X8, the latest version on the machine.
I installed version 12 and recovered files created after 2001. According to an error message in version X8, files dated 2000 are from version 5.1. Other files give I/O errors which makes me think they were created in version 4.
Bottom line, I need a version that can open version 5.1 and version 4 files. I'm thinking if I can find a version of 7, that might work. Anyone have a copy?