I have a couple of 15-year-old CDR files that I need to edit/update, but CorelDraw 12 won't open them -- just gives me an error message saying that they were created with CorelDraw version 1 or 2, and it can't open them. Does anyone know a way I can update the format of these files so that I can edit them with recent versions of CorelDraw? Before you ask, I no longer have any version of CorelDraw older than version 12.
I haven't tried myself, but have you tried importing rather than opening them?
I had a problem with a file I had just created in CD10 - it crashed on opening, however, I was able to import it and resave the file.
Yeah, I tried that, and it doesn't work. Apparently Corel abandoned the Version 1 and 2 format completely, and recent versions can't import or open them. Of course, they won't respond to an email inquiry other than to tell me I don't qualify for support. What a bummer!
Thanks for trying!