I realized that I lost one of my art files, I attempted to recover it, but no luck on my end. Can anyone open the Corel file and resave for me?
Tried, but all I get is an Invalid File (corrupted) notice. Tried renaming as a ZIP file to open it to try to extract parts/portions of the document, but even that is corrupted for my un-zip routines.
Sorry, this looks lost to me.
I ran it through DiskInternals Zip File recovery. It managed to extract 150Kb of internal folders from the original 1.8Mb, but these contained only the colour profile, document colour palette, plain text lookup table, metadata (list of used fonts and statistics), a thumbnail representation of the document and a small thumbail of page 1.
Unfortunately no page objects were recovered, and the above is only sufficient to see what was on the page, but nothing is useful as it stands.
Thank you for trying guys! Big bummer though this was an art collection I was working on :( lots of pieces I will have to recreate, but I have the jpg, so at least I will have something to look off I guess...
No I have not heard back from support yet, for now I am working back in X5 when working in my pantone jobs.
You might like to check the Backup up original file before saving option.
CDR will then back up your drawing every time you save.
Nothing worse than losing a big complex file
Knowing CorelDRAW, it would be wise to make a few manual backups often.
I use Mozy for my backups and it does a good job, but for some reason that file was deleted and it must of been deleted before I got my new computer because it was no where to be found on my online backup either.
I found a utility called filehamster. The free version does works well enough for me. Basically it watches a folder and anytime a file is added or changed in that folder it creates a backup of it in another location. I have it watch were I store my cdr files. Basically it is revision control. It is more than back up as each time I hit "Save," it makes a new backup.
I mention it a lot in this forum as I have found nothing else that does what it does on Windows and its so helpful in those situations where otherwise you must might want to cry or maybe break something. This can't help with your current lost file, but maybe it is something to think about for the future.