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How to open a CDR file?

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I am having a problem trying to open a CDR file that I think is crashed. This is the second time it happens with different files. The file still shows up on my external drive, but has an icon next to it which it did not have before. When I click on it, it opens up in Corel but as a blank page. Can I recover it?

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Yes, if the file opens and it's blank, then it might be corrupted. My advice is to avoid copying other files to the partition where the original file was saved. Download Recuva to another partition and install it somewhere else than C:\ drive. Use the built-in Wizard, then select ALL and the partition where the file was stored. After the results list appears, type CDR in the filtering box to locate the file. It should come up with its original name and a green marker in front of it. This indicates the file is in good condition. Right click it and save it to a different partition.

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