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Thumbnail Images as CorelDRAW Icon
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17th of July, 2014

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Issue: Thumbnail images in Smart Designer Pro Command Center show up as Corel DRAW icon
Affected File Format: CDR (Corel DRAW)

Prior Versions of CorelDRAW Installed on Computer: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4, X5

How to Fix:
The CDR files are still associated with the prior versions of Corel DRAW Graphics Suite.  Corel DRAW Graphics Suite X6 needs to be set as the default program.

1.) Open Smart Designer Pro Command Center docker
2.) Click on Clipart and Graphics
3.) Access Clipart Browser...
4.) Find a Corel DRAW file that has the thumbnail image problem

Figure 1 CDR Files

5.) Right-click on a CDR file
6.) Choose "Open With..." and select "Choose default program..."

Figure 2 Right-Click and Open With...

7.) Select "Corel DRAW X6 (64-Bit)" in the Recommended Programs category

Figure 3 Establishing Corel X6 as the Default Program 

8.) Make sure "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" is checkmarked 
9.) Click "OK" to confirm all settings
10.) If you do not see this issue fixed immediately, please restart Corel DRAW and check again.  

Please contact Digital Art Solutions Support if you are still experiencing this problem.   
Visitor Comments
  1. Comment #1 (Posted by Anita Montgomery )
    I recently installed CDRX7 and updated Smart Designer Pro and was having this issue. I followed these steps, choosing version X7 as the default, restarted CorelDraw and it worked perfectly!! Thank you!
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