After 3 years I'm back to this Community.
Still using Coreldraw v.5 of 1994 because I stored plenty of files that I do not want to loose. I loaded only the Coreldraw v.5 with few fonts and filters.
The previous compatibility problem with 32/64bit was let aside and returned back to Windows XP and Win7. (2 PCs)
Was still all good until 2 weeks ago when during "save" this message popup "error reading". Drawing not saved . Same issue on both PC's
Someone told that this had to do with Windows TEMP file and, as suggested, suppress all - No Change
When I try to upload a file sometimes appears "reading problem". The image it is nevertheless shown in the Mosaic Roll Up
Not all files, stored on external USB key and ext disk, get this problem !
Coreldraw v.5 on screen suggest to create a OLE, but not understood what that means also when reading the associated books.
Can some one help me ?
Thanks a lot
If the files stored on your hard drive work ok, but some files on external disks have problem then to me it seems like the external disks have problems, or those files are corrupt.
Copy some of your CDR files from external disk (both the files which work correctly, and ones that have problem) to your local hard drive. If they copy ok, then try to open them in Corel. If the files which had problems on external drive still cannot be opened from your hard drive, then they are likely corrupted.
Hi Peteski, thank you for your reply.
The problem started with the PC with Win. XP hard disk.
All my drawings are also stored, for security reasons, on an external disk. Lesson learned 10 years ago after PC crash.
Working the day after, opened the previously stored drawing from main disk (win XP) and all went OK,
Worked around to complete the drawing and then clicked "save", it is at that moment that the "error writing" appeared for the first time. No trace of the drawing on the hard disk, just vanish !
Fortunately the drawing was also previously stored on the external disk.
Downloaded from external disk since vanished from the Main and completed and stored directly on the external disk to avoid the "error writing" seen before on the hard disk, was not the case because also with the external disk I got again "error writing". and now I have lost completely the drawing on both disks.
My conclusion : the Drawing .cdr file is corrupted working with Win XP.
To be short, I changed PC with Win 7 and after few drawing trials "download and save" I got again the same announcement. Actually a new message with previously stored drawings and still visible on the Mosaic roll appears "error reading" please use a OLE !!! and from now on I'm lost !
Funny some files open and stored without problems, unless will happen later.
My drawings are technically very simple just spline lines most of the times being referred to the Hull of sailing models. see attachment.
I do have some 1500 different designs drawings (350Go) most of them stored on hard disk and external disk.
The point is that it become unsafe working with Coreldraw5 like something is 'broken' between PC and Coreldraw software. Windows problem ?
I knows that I could still dialog with .cdr files up to Coreldraw 9, but I need to learn how to use it and spend some additional money, I'm 83 !
I have uninstall Coreldraw, cleaned the Hard disk and uploaded Coreldraw again, with the same troubles.
I told initially was some concern about the use of Colors, but it happened with Black lines, then suspected Fonts conflicts...or printer...although not used most of the time being Off, etc..
see attachment PDF file showing the type of drawing.
Two PC , Windows XP & 7, similar problems but not with all files so far discovered, but..
Who knows ?DAWN1270.pdf