CDR Open File Tool

CDR Open File Tool 2.2

It offers an easy and friendly way of CorelDraw drawing recovery

The name of this tool might bring some confusion. CDR Open File Tool is not in fact a simple tool to open CDR files, but it’s in fact a recovery tool that helps you repair CorelDraw CDR drawings. It will attempt to recover and repair CDR files regardless of the reason that the data these files contain was corrupted in the first place.

A remarkable benefit of using this application is the fact that it supports images of any version of CorelDraw. It can also save the output project information into the version of CorelDraw application that is currently installed on your computer. Furthermore, CDR Open File Tool supports drawing files that contain compressed graphics.

Another important advantage of this program is the fact that it comes with a simple, easy-to-use interface. It allows even complete beginners to use this application without any problem at all. Previewing the information to be recovered from the broken CDR files is also possible.

I still have my doubts about the accuracy and reliability of this tool, as during my testing it failed to correctly preview and recover a broken CDR file, but still, in your case it might work just fine. My recommendation is to give it a test for yourself, especially since trying this tool is free.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Allows previewing recoverable data
  • It supports any version of CorelDraw image


  • Reliability issues - it might fail to preview/repair some files occasionally
  • Quite pricey
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