File Extension Library

.CDR File Extension

  • Developer by: Corel
  • Category: Vector Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .CDR file?

.CDR file extension is created by Corel. .CDR has been classified as Vector Image Files. The format of .CDR file is Binary.

.CDR is CorelDRAW Image File

A CDR file is a drawing (or vector image) created with CorelDRAW, a vector illustration and page layout program. It contains a document that contains text, lines, shapes, images, colors, and effects. CDR files are used to create various types of documents such as letters, brochures, tabloids, envelopes, post cards, web pages, and web banners.

CDR file open in CorelDRAW X8

The CDR file is the main file type created by CorelDRAW. When you save your document in the CDR format, CorelDRAW creates the CDR file to store the contents of the documents. You can save a CDR file by selecting File → Save.

If you come across a CDR file on your computer it most likely is a drawing created by CorelDRAW. Since CDR files are saved in a proprietary format used by Corel software not many image editing programs support the format. However, you can export the CDR file in CorelDRAW to other more popular formats such as .PDF, .JPG, .PNG, .BMP, and .AI.

You can save a CDR file as a template if you want to reuse the document layout again. To create a template, select File → Save as Template.... CorelDRAW will save the template as a .CDT file.

CorelDRAW is included in the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite along with the following applications:

  • Corel PHOTO-PAINT - An image-editing application for digital photos
  • Corel CAPTURE - A single-click screen capture utility
  • Corel CONNECT - A built-in content organizer
List of all softwares that can open the CorelDRAW Image File
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018
Corel PaintShop Pro 2019
Corel WordPerfect X9
ideaMK CDR Viewer
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Bluetail CDRViewer
File Type 2 Macintosh DVD/CD Master
Category: Disk Image Files Format: Binary

Disc image created on a Macintosh computer using the built-in Disk Utility program; may contain multiple folders and files in a single disc image file that can be burned to a CD; similar to an .ISO file created on a Windows computer.

To create a ".cdr" file with Apple Disk Utility, first select the "Convert" option, then open an existing disc image file. Next, select "DVD/CD master" from the Image Format menu and click "Save".

NOTE: If a ".cdr" file will not open on a Windows computer, it may be possible to open the file by changing the file extension from ".cdr" to ".iso".

List of all softwares that can open the Macintosh DVD/CD Master
Catacombae HFSExplorer
Apple Disk Utility
Catacombae HFSExplorer
Catacombae HFSExplorer
File Type 3 Raw Audio CD Data
Category: Audio Files Format: Binary

CD audio track extracted or "ripped" from an audio CD to a computer's hard disk; similar to a .AIF or .WAV file, but does not contain the same header information; recognized by various audio programs.

List of all softwares that can open the Raw Audio CD Data
Apple iTunes
H+H Software Virtual CD
Lightning UK! ImgBurn
Roxio Toast 17
Apple iTunes
File Type 4 Crash Data Retrieval Data File
Developer by: Bosch Category: Data Files

Contains Event Data Recorder (EDR) information from automobiles with a Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) device installed; records events generated from sensors within the car.

How to Open .CDR file on different platforms

Open .CDR File on Windows

  • Right-click a .CDR
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .CDR file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .CDR files" Press "Ok"

Open .CDR File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .CDR file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .CDR File on Linux

Right click on the .CDR file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .CDR File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .CDR file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .CDR File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .CDR files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .CDR files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CDR files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CDR file format
  2. You need to check the .CDR file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)