What is and How to Open a CDR File in Windows, MAC and online

CorelDRAW vector or bitmap files, what is, definition and 4 other types and linked programs information.


How to open CDR Files


The File extension cdr is used by the following type(s) and programs:

Default  for .cdr type: CorelDRAW vector or bitmap files

The CDR file suffix is related to vector images from CorelDRAW.

It is a proprietary format of Corel and no other program is able to view and edit them.

Programs that open cdr files:

  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Fireworks for Mac
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Corel Presentations (Microsoft Windows)
  • CorelDraw Graphics Suite (Microsoft Windows)
  • XnView (multiplatform software)


Apple Final Cut Pro CD or DVD master image 

File extension used by Apple Final Cut Pro. It contains disk image. CDR master image files can be mounted by Disk Image Mounter in Mac OS X.


  • Final Cut Studio (Windows)
    Mac OS X (Apple OS X)


Bosch Crash Data Retrieval data 

This suffix is associated with the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval. It contains data from car sensors.


RAW CD-format audio

It is used for RAW audio.


  • Awave Studio (Windows)