The File Extensions Database


.CDRW File Extension

  • Developer by: Corel Corporation
  • Category: Vector graphic Files

What is an .CDRW file?

.CDRW is CorelDRAW for Mac file

The cdrw file extension is associated with CorelDRAW, a vector graphics editor developed and sold by Corel Corporation.

The .cdrw files contain vector or bitmap image saved in some version of CorelDRAW for Mac.


How to open:

Use CorelDraw for Mac to open files with cdrw extension.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .cdrw file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to solve problems with CDRW files

  • Associate the CDRW file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CDRW file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CDRW files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CDRW file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CDRW is CorelDRAW for Mac file. Because only the current version supports the latest CDRW file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Corel Corporation manufacturer website after an available .CDRW is CorelDRAW for Mac file update.
  • To make sure that your CDRW file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.