How to open CDR file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

CDR files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing CDR file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with CDR extension. However, it should be remembered that CDR file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is CorelDRAW Vector Or Bitmap Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning CDR files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with CDR extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • CorelDRAW Vector Or Bitmap Format

    .cdr file extension

    Category: Graphic Files

    OS Software
    Windows CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5
    Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3
    Corel WordPerfect Office X5 Corel WordPerfect Office X5
    ACD Systems Canvas 12 ACD Systems Canvas 12
    Adobe Illustrator CS5 Adobe Illustrator CS5
    Inkscape Inkscape
    MAC OS Adobe Illustrator CS5 Adobe Illustrator CS5
    Inkscape Inkscape
    Linux Inkscape Inkscape
    sK1 sK1
    UniConvertor UniConvertor
  • Apple Final Cut Pro CD Or DVD Master Image Format

    .cdr file extension

    Category: Disk Image (ISO) Files

  • RAW CD-format Audio

    .cdr file extension

    Category: Audio/Music Files

    OS Software
    Windows Apple iTunes Apple iTunes
    MAC OS Roxio Toast 10 Titanium Roxio Toast 10 Titanium
    Apple iTunes Apple iTunes
  • Bosch Crash Data Retrieval Data Format

    .cdr file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Windows Bosch Crash Data Retrieval System Software Bosch Crash Data Retrieval System Software

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from CDR files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning CDR extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning CDR extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the CDR file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports CDR file extension
  • CDR file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with CDR files


If CDR file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a CDR file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open CDR file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing CDR in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit CDR format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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