CorelDRAW recovery tool

CorelDRAW repair software for corrupted drawing *.cdr files

Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw

Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw helps to fix errors in the CDR files of all versions.

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How to repair an CorelDRAW file

coreldraw repair

A step-by-step instruction for how to recover a corrupted *.cdr file with an CorelDRAW project or drawing:

  1. Download Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw from here:
  2. Install Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw on your computer
  3. Start Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw
  4. Select corrupted *.cdr file on first page of Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw
  5. Click the Analyse button
  6. Preview the recovered objects from the damaged CDR file
  7. Click the Start recovery button to export the data into a new CorelDRAW project

How to repair cdr file?

Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw designed for the repair of damaged *.cdr files with CorelDRAW vector graphics. The CorelDRAW recovery software helps fix corrupted CDR files.

The CorelDRAW recovery tool reads damaged *.cdr file in several ways, using different algorithms for CDR repair. All objects recovered from a bad drawing are available later for preview on the second page in the software.

Features of the CDR repair tool:

  • Supports recovery of *.CDR files of CorelDRAW v.10 and later
  • Recover compressed graphics objects and images
  • Preview of a repaired .cdr file Move/Zoom in the preview of a fixed CDR file
  • Manual selection the version of corrupted .cdr file before recovery for quicker analysis
  • Multi-language interface
  • CorelDRAW .cdr Viewer for corrupted graphics files
  • CDR Viewer Tool for corrupted CorelDraw files
  • Displays and recovers data from corrupted .cdr files
  • Viewer for damaged CorelDRAW projects

What versions of CorelDRAW *.cdr file allow file repair with Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw?

Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw can read and identify data from different versions of CorelDRAW graphics files, beginning with v.10 (released in 2000). Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw opens, reads and displays content from bad CDR files created in CorelDRAW 10/11/12/12/X3/X5/X6/X7.

How to improve a recovery speed of corrupted CDR file?

Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw use several repair algorithms for files in each version of CorelDRAW. Software reads corrupted *.cdr file several times in order to search objects for each version of graphics. You can select the version for a corrupted CorelDRAW file manually from the main menu ( CDR Version item). You can also choose Auto Detect if you don't know which version of CorelDRAW was used to create or modify the file.

How to open a corrupted .cdr file?

You cannot open and work with damaged graphics file directly from CorelDRAW. Instead, you must use this third-party software to export data from the corrupted graphics project into a new file. Later you can open a new copy of the repaired file in CorelDRAW. Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw helps to recover corrupted CorelDRAW file reading errors.

Free CDR File Viewer

Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw is very convenient to use for viewing the contents of any .cdr file - damaged and standard .cdr file - even if you don’t have CorelDraw or a similar software package installed. The tool allows you also to review the content of CDR files for an unlimited number of times using:
  • Scaling/zooming drawings
  • Displacement of drawing objects
  • Rotations of objects in the project

How to Open Corrupted CDR File for Free

Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw allows you to open a corrupted CDR file of a CorelDraw project and display all the data from the file on the preview page.

How to Recover a CorelDraw Project

To restore damaged CorelDraw projects, you can use the latest backup or try to use Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw. With a high probability, Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw can return data from .cdr files to their original state before they were damaged. To verify this statement, it is necessary to:
  • Download, install, and run the DEMO version of Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw.
  • Select a damaged .cdr file.
  • Run the analysis of the damaged CDR file.
  • Review the recovered objects on the preview page.
  • Export recovered data to a new CorelDraw project - available in the full version.

How to Fix CDR file

If you need to fix the CDR file of a damaged CorelDraw project quickly, then Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw will allow you to do this in a couple of clicks. CDR files can be fixed by copying and correcting data from the damaged .cdr file to a new CorelDraw project - CorelDraw must be installed to export data in the full version. The tool does not fix or modify the existing CDR file. All data transfers to a new project.


  • Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016 and above
  • CorelDRAW 10 or later installed

Please select a damaged CDR file on first page of repair wizard in Recovery Toolbox for CorelDraw:

Press Analyze button:

On second page you can preview a recovered drawing. You move, rotate and zoom image by use keys and mouse.

Press Start recovery button to export drawing into CorelDRAW directly:

File selection

Preview of recoverable content

Passing the file to CorelDRAW

Recovery log

Customer's reviews and ratings


Toooo long time recovery process: I wait 21 hours. But result was good: 80-90%% was fixed.

Davion Hanna04-04-2021

Oh god, I need this program !! How have I not met him before? Damn, you can't even imagine how you helped me out, right the day before the deadline!

Ada Frazier03-15-2021

Very convenient and faster service, I didn't even need to install the program. Online recovery showed a satisfactory result for the repaired file.


In my repaired CorelDraw x3 file, some shapes in which the gradient was used were filed with a solid color. Otherwise, all elements are in place.

Jericho Archer01-20-2021

There is too little information at the step where the program offers to view the contents of the repaired file. For example, it was important for me that the elements of the demaged image were on their layers.


CorelDraw 12 is not showing my drawing. After correcting the .CDR file, I managed to get only 90% of the drawing.

Briar Kace12-07-2020

I got a problems with a drawings being drawn in CorelDraw x5. Since CorelDraw no longer supports this version, I thought I would now struggle with virtual systems in order to open it in CorelDraw x5 on Windows 7 or XP, until I came across your site. After correcting errors in the file, it immediately became operational and the drawing opened already in CorelDraw 2019

Oaklyn David08-04-2020

Excellent function, before buying a license, the program shows a part of the fixed drawing. As a result, after the purchase from me, all the shapes in my .cdr file were repaired


When I selected the corrupted .CDR file, I got scared because most of my shapes were not showing in the preview. But after fixing the file, the problem was resolved - in recovered drawing I see all shapes.


While CorelDraw is trying to save the drawing, it makes this file corrupt. After it turned out that the plugin caused this error. The recovery process took a long time and restored only 80% of my work


When I am opening the .CDR file in CorelDraw, it's showing a blank drawing. This happened after I tried to save the .CDR document, but something went wrong and CorelDraw hung. The program helped to get back the saved version of the .CDR document. My drawing has been restored with some changed parameters.


The file was damaged when saving, thanks to the preview, I found the desired file from the cache and restored it, but in the preview it is slightly different from the restored file. The program fixes the errors of the damaged CorelDraw 11 file, but in the output you can get a slightly different result from the preview, for example, some elements became huge.


After recovering the .CDR files from the hard drive in CorelDraw x5, a dialog box appears with the error "the file does not open on CorelDraw." It’s good that in the demo version you can see the contents of the file, for this you get 5 stars. Unfortunately, in the list of .CDR files recovered from the hard drive, my file was not found.


The online repair service CorelDraw helped repair my project CorelDRAW X8. But I waited 4 hours.


This utility helps to repair my CorelDraw 1Gb file. Thanks!


I supposed my .cdr files were corrupted to forever. Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW changed my mind. Now I can see my coreldraw images which were lost only couple minutes ago. It's unbelievable!!!!!

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