Hello friends! When you already have CorelDraw X5 or X6 in your system and then you install CorelDraw x7 or X8, you would sometimes notice that the preview function of the CorelDraw files in Windows Explorer does not work.
As you can see on this screen, here I have used the Open With command to open a file in the earlier version of Coreldraw.
Now what do we have to do to enable the file preview function But before I begin, friends, if you still have not subscribed to my channel, you can subscribe to it by clicking on the red button with Subscribe written on it.
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So now friends, let us all come to the topic, how to enable the file preview function.
You first need to open the Control Panel.
If your are using Windows8, then you can search for the Control Panel and open it.
From the control panel, open Add/Remove Programs.
In Windows8, you will find it as Programs and Features.
Click on it to open it.
This will open the complete list of all the programs you have installed.
Here you can find a program named Corel Graphics – Shell Extension This program handles the CorelDraw File Preview in Windows Explorer.
Now inthe list, locate the latest version of shell extension from all the version of CorelDraw you have installed.
Like in my case, I have CorelDraw X7.
You need to uninstall this shell extension from your PC.
Once you have uninstalled this, locate the folder where you have installed the CorelDraw versions.
You can search for this in the Program Files folder.
In my case, I have Corel X7 installed in C:Program FilesCorel and the X5 version in C:Program Files (x86)Corel Now to get preview function for the CDR files, open CorelDraw X5 from the folder where you have installed it and find the file ShellExt.
In my case it is in C:Program Files (x86)CorelCorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5SetupCGS15ShellExt.
Double click on ShellExt.
Msi file to run it.
Click on I accept and run it.
Once the installation is done, open the Program and Features folder again.
to check if the preview function has been enabled.
If it has been enabled, then do not do anything.
If not then we again need to install the setup ShellExt.
But this time from the latest version of CorelDraw you have in your PC.
In my case, this is CorelDraw X7 and it is located in C:Program FilesCorelCorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7SetupCGS17ShellExt.
Double click on it to install.
Follow the same steps as described earlier.
After the setup is over, check again if the preview function has been enabled.
This time, the preview function would have enabled in Windows Explorer.
This is what you need.
Thank you friends and enjoy!.