CDR File Type

- The quick facts

What are CDR files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CDR file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a CDR file?

CDR files have multiple uses, and CorelDraw Image is one of them.

CorelDraw Image File

Files that contain the .cdr file extension most commonly contain computer drawings. These files are drawings that have been created with the popular CorelDRAW computer drawing application, although other Corel applications can also assign the .cdr file extension. CorelDRAW is Corel's computer graphics editor, and the CDR computer drawing format is proprietary to that software program.

How to open CDR files

We have identified one CDR opener that is compatible with this specific type of CDR file.

Programs that open CorelDraw Image files


Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the CDR extension

Through our research of CDR files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Casio Graph100 ROMDISK Image
  • Team F1 Circuit Data

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CDR files. Remember, different programs may use CDR files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

ImgBurnImgBurnUser submitted
CorelDRAW Graphics SuiteCorelDRAW Graphics SuiteUser submitted
Microsoft Picture ItMicrosoft Picture ItUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
CorelDRAW Essential EditionCorelDRAW Essential EditionUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Adobe IllustratorAdobe IllustratorUser submitted
ImagineImagineUser submitted
CDR ViewerCDR ViewerUser submitted
HFSExplorer - A tool for accessing HFS/HFS+/HFSX hard drives and disk imagesHFSExplorer - A tool for accessing HFS/HFS+/HFSX hard drives and disk imagesUser submitted

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