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CorelDraw Recovery Kit (Download) is a powerful and fast recovery tool for damaged CorelDRAW files (*.cdr format). No matter what causes damage to a *.cdr file, CorelDraw Recovery Kit will most likely get your image back in seconds.

The program features a very simple and intuitive interface that makes it very easy for anyone to pick a damaged file, restore it and open it for editing in CorelDRAW. It requires no special skills or knowledge and can be efficiently used by users of all levels. If you are unable to open an important CDR file containing the result of days or even weeks of your work, don't panic and try CorelDraw Recovery Kit first. With this tool installed on your PC, you have a fairly high chance of restoring even severely damage processed files and can potentially save an ample amount of time and money.

All you need to do to complete the recovery process is to follow simple instructions and progress towards the final step of the wizard where the drawing will be recovered and passed to CorelDRAW for further editing or saving. IMPORTANT: in order for the program to work correctly, CorelDRAW must be installed on your computer by the time you start the recovery process. CorelDraw Recovery Kit does not save recovered data to a file, but rather passes it directly to CorelDRAW. The program also does not modify the damaged source file and works with its copy to prevent further damage or modification of the original.

This manual contains detailed instructions on using the program for quick recovery of CorelDRAW *.cdr files. Please read it completely before contacting our support service, as it may already contain an answer to your question. If it doesn't, please feel free to contact us for help.

Recovery of CorelDRAW files (*.cdr)

CorelDraw Recovery Kit is based on a simple wizard that almost completely automates the recovery process. Your involvement is minimal and limited to specifying the name and path of the damaged file and clicking a couple of confirmation buttons. The program does everything else automatically. The recovery process consists of the following steps:

1. File selection

This first step lets you select the file you want to restore. This can be done in 3 ways. First of all, you can type the file name and path into the input field located in the center of the program window. You can also click a small icon to the right of the input field to open the standard Windows open file dialog. Finally, you can select one of the previously used *.cdr files from a dropdown list that can be opened by clicking a small button with a downward arrow in the right part of the input field. Once you've specified the file name and location, proceed to the next step by clicking Next at the bottom of the window. The program will prompt you if you really want to continue and will start the recovery process after your confirmation.

2. Preview of recoverable content

The second step of the wizard allows you to preview the drawing stored in the damaged file. Zoom in and out of the drawing using + and - keys or the mouse wheel. To move the image, left-click anywhere in the preview area and move the mouse without releasing the button. The right mouse button opens a context menu that lets you select the preferred navigation mode - Zoom or Move. If you can't see the image because of your manipulations (e.g excessive zoom), use the View - Reset view command to back to the initial view and re-focus on the image.

3. Passing the file to CorelDRAW

CorelDraw Recovery Kit does not save recovered drawings to a file, but passes them directly to CorelDRAW for editing and saving in the necessary format. As mentioned above, CorelDRAW must be installed on your computer for the program to work correctly. If it's not, CorelDraw Recovery Kit will skip this step and show a recovery log with a corresponding error text.

If you have several versions of CorelDRAW installed on your computer, the program will suggest choosing the one that the file data will be exported to.

4. Recovery log

This is the final step of the wizard containing a log of this recovery session. You can now finish working with the program and click the Finish button to exit or go back with the help of the Back button and choose another file for recovery.

Other program features and commands

Two more useful commands can be found in the Actions menu: Send source file and Clear file list. The former enables you to send the damaged file to the program developers if CorelDraw Recovery Kit fails to restore it for some reason (the same can be done by clicking the Send file to developers button in the lower part of the program window on the content preview and recovery log steps). The Clear file list command clears the list of previously used files and their paths.

If you know the version of the *.cdr file you want to recover data from, use the CDR Version menu to choose it and make file recovery faster and more accurate. If you are not sure about the version of the file, use the Auto detect option and let CorelDraw Recovery Kit detect the version on its own.

As you see, using CorelDraw Recovery Kit just couldn't be easier. If you have a CorelDRAW file that was damaged on your hard drive or was corrupted during an interrupted download, this great piece of software will solve this problem in style and will help you get back to work as soon as possible, thus saving you time, money and possibly a fair deal of nerve.