I have a huge problem with I file I've been working on for weeks. It was fine until this morning when I tried opening it and it was blank. Nada, Zilch. Nothing. Of course I immediately went to the backup but that was blank also. Mind you it's a BIG file. About 3.7 Gigs huge. I know that's ridiculous but I honestly didn't even notice the file size until it was too late. I tried those PDF file conversion programs online to see if maybe I can salvage some data but they say the file is too big. I even tried looking in the .tmp files to see if I can revert back but nothing either there. Can anyone help me? I don't think it's a Corel issue but rather a Windows/PC issue. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Any advice or fixes?
Thanks in advance,
Since such a LARGE file, it probably got corrupted during a save. Either shut the program down during the save or while saving overvalued network via wifi or wire.
First thing to have done, is make another copy of the original and the auto BACKUP of the files and any other backups at least created DAILY if not a backup set for smaller increments if time, i.e. hourly etc.
Also would have looked for a auto backup file created by a CorelDraw crash.
It's been months, so sure they are over it.
I don't use auto backup because it can corrupt the original CD file. The absolute best thing a user can do is understand basic file format and construction. Use ctrl s regularly and take a breather while the file saves.
As an example I see users start a 12' x 6' banner with default 300 DPI resolution settings in their document. In reality if it's just on banner material 100 DPI is fine, while a high quality poster that size may require 150 DPI.
The problem is the extreme stress multiple transparencies place on the system at that resolution and physical size. Also when working for RIP based inkjet output utilizing RGB construction reduces system stress and improves gamut during output.
Corel works on live data Adobe seems to not do that. I see that when saving Adobe files a PS file goes through several save processes while PP just saves. CorelDRAW does compress to ZIP and by default rerenders complex objects when opening.