Preventing Crashes in CorelDraw: Reset to default settings

If the application is not performing as expected, (menus seem to be missing or corrupt) or you try to Trace a bitmap and the Trace window does not appear, you may need to reset the defaults for CorelDraw. This will refresh the default files and it will be like launching a freshly installed application.

With CorelDraw closed, hold down the Windows key (this is the key between the Ctrl and the Alt keys, to the left of the space bar). While holding this down, tap the letter R on the keyboard. This will open the Run command box. Next you will need to type: "%appdata%” and tap the Enter key.

Open the Corel folder and you will see a Corel Graphics Suite XX folder. Right click on this folder and rename it. I usually just add the word "old" in front of it. By renaming rather than deleting, you will not delete any customer fills, line styles, or other items that you may have created.

Close these folders down and launch CorelDraw while holding down the F8 key. A message will appear that reads, "Are you sure that you wish to overwrite the current workspace with the factory defaults?" Answer yes to this. If you have customized your workspace, changed color settings, or other defaults, you may want to export that before resetting the defaults.