CDX File Type

- The quick facts

What are CDX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CDX 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 CDX file?

CDX files have multiple uses, and CorelDRAW Compressed is one of them.

CorelDRAW Compressed 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 files

CorelDRAWCorelDRAWVerified

Last updated: March 5, 2022

All known file formats using extension .CDX

While CorelDRAW Compressed File is a popular type of CDX-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .CDX 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 10 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.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CDX openers which you will find listed below.

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.

ChemDoodleChemDoodleVerified
ChemDrawChemDrawVerified

More file formats using the CDX extension

Through our research of CDX files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

Sybase iAnywhere index files

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
ACD/ChemSketch FREEWAREACD/ChemSketch FREEWAREUser submitted
Microsoft Development EnvironmentMicrosoft Development EnvironmentUser submitted
ACD/ChemSketchACD/ChemSketchUser submitted
Symyx DrawSymyx DrawUser submitted
Accelrys DrawAccelrys DrawUser submitted
Adobe GoLiveAdobe GoLiveUser submitted
ConceptDraw ProfessionalConceptDraw ProfessionalUser submitted
Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDevMacromedia Dreamweaver UltraDevUser submitted