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CorelDRAW may not be a household name, but it is an industry stalwart. The program first launched in 1989 and has been running since. Other vector graphics programs have come and gone, but CorelDRAW has stayed put.
Individuals and businesses alike rely on CorelDRAW, which means that when something goes wrong, it’s a major problem. If you rely on CorelDRAW, then Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW could prove to be a lifesaver on many occasions.
Like other programs from the company, Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW has a few different pricing tiers depending on your use. For individuals using the program for non-commercial purposes, a license costs $27. For home use, this is all you need.
If you’re using Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW for commercial purposes, whether on your own or at your workplace, you’ll need a business license. This costs just a little more at $45.
Finally, if you’re installing Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW on multiple computers, you need a site license. This costs $99 but lets you install the application on up to 100 different electronics, whether in one building or distributed across multiple buildings.
Online Service Pricing
In addition to the standard Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW app, there is also an online service. We’ll look at exactly how it works a little later, but if you only need to recover one file, this is a good option price-wise. You pay $10 per 1 GB of files recovered, so recovering a roughly 500 MB file would only cost around $5.
In order to use Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW, you’ll need to be running a relatively recent version of Windows. Supported operating systems include Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016 and above. You’ll also need to have CorelDRAW 10 or later installed.
Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW supports recovery of .CDR files from CorelDRAW version 10 and later. This includes CorelDRAW 10/11/12/X3/X5/X6/X7.
The application reads corrupted files several times over to determine differences between versions of CorelDRAW. If you know the version of CorelDRAW the file originated from, you can choose it, or you can choose “Auto Detect” to let the application determine the version.
The repair process can take some time because the file is read several times. Once the recovery process has finished, you can view a preview of the recovered file via a built-in viewer.
Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW can’t repair CDR files from versions of CorelDRAW older than version 10. That said, CorelDRAW 10 was released in 2000, so it’s not incredibly likely that you’ll need to repair files from older versions.
Using Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW
Before you can get started using Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW, you’ll need to install the app. Just download the app from the Recovery Toolbox website and run the installer. Follow the prompts, and the app will launch once it has been installed.
Once the app launches, you can choose the file you’d like to recover. If you know the version of CorelDRAW used, this will slightly speed up the recovery process. The size of the file will also affect how long recovery takes.
Assuming recovery has been successful, you’ll see a preview of the recovered file. If you’re happy with what you see, select “Start Recovery”, and the image will open in CorelDRAW. If you don’t have a version of CorelDRAW installed, you won’t be able to fully recover the image.
There might be a situation where you don’t want to pay for Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW but still need to recover an image. For example, you might be on macOS without access to Windows or a computer where you can’t install software. In this case, you’ll be glad to know that Recovery Toolbox offers an online recovery service.
Like the installed version, the online service can fix CDR files from CorelDRAW 10 and above. Upload your file, enter your email address and fill out the captcha. Press the “Next Step” button, and wait for the recovery process. Then you can pay a small fee to download the recovered file. You don’t need to have CorelDRAW installed to use the online recovery service.
Like other programs from Recovery Toolbox, you likely knew in the first few paragraphs of this article whether Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW is for you. If you’re ever in a situation where a damaged CDR file can make your life difficult, the recovery program is so inexpensive that you might as well have it on hand.
That said, maybe you’re not sure if the program is right for you. The good news is you don’t have to buy it sight unseen. Recovery Toolbox for CorelDRAW has a free trial available that lets you try it out and see if the application meets your needs.