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What are CDX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CDX file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your CDX files.

What is a CDX file?

CDX files have multiple uses, and CorelDRAW Compressed Image is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

CorelDRAW Compressed Image File

Files that contain the .cdx file extension are most commonly associated with the CorelDRAW graphics editing application. CDX files are compressed CDR drawing files.

When the CorelDRAW application is used to create a computer drawing, the file is saved in the CDR file format.

When the CDR file is compressed, it is given the .cdx file extension. This makes it easier for users to email CorelDRAW image files and transmit them via the Web.

How to open CDX files

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

Programs that open CorelDRAW Compressed Image files


Last updated: January 3, 2024

All known file formats using extension .CDX

While CorelDRAW Compressed Image File is a popular type of CDX-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .CDX file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

MS Visual FoxPro Compound Index

The .cdx file extension is also used to store compound index files. These files are similar to IDX files and store information about the data that is contained within a software database.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different CDX openers which you will find listed below.

CDX Internet Archive index

These CDX files contain web archives and use a text-based file format. These text-files are single lines of text which summarize a web document.

ChemDraw model

These CDX files store the molecular data used in ChemDraw, a chemical structure application and molecule editor. The molecular data contain information about atoms, bonds, fragments, and text in a binary format.

CDX opener for Windows

We have identified 2 CDX openers that are compatible with this specific type of CDX file.


Sybase IAnywhere Index Files

We know that one CDX format is Sybase IAnywhere Index Files. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Adobe DreamweaverAdobe DreamweaverUser submitted
Macromedia Dreamweaver MXMacromedia Dreamweaver MXUser submitted
Symyx DrawSymyx DrawUser submitted
Accelrys DrawAccelrys DrawUser submitted
ConceptDraw ProfessionalConceptDraw ProfessionalUser submitted
Adobe GoLiveAdobe GoLiveDiscontinued
Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDevMacromedia Dreamweaver UltraDevUser submitted
CorelDRAW Graphics SuiteCorelDRAW Graphics SuiteUser submitted
MDL DrawMDL DrawUser submitted

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