Have you ever thought of how to transfer CorelDRAW to a new computer, if you’re a user of CorelDRAW, a versatile vector graphics suite designed for editing 2D graphics for both work and hobby. One day you decide to move or copy this software, all components, and related files to another computer.
In this article, we’ll show you how to migrate your entire CorelDRAW package (CorelDRAW, Corel PHOTO-PAINT, CAPTURE, Corel Font Manager, AfterShot) and all your custom and default files.
This includes formats such as CDR (CorelDRAW’s default file format), EPS, SVG, PDF, DXF, DWG, RAW, TIFF files (and any other supported files), vector graphics, presets, plugins, fonts, symbols, logos, clip art, print layouts, default and custom palettes, custom drop shadows, macros, outline types, command adjustments, keyboard shortcuts, new default documents, and more.
Migrating from CorelDRAW can be done in two ways: manually or automatically. The latter means that the transfer software does all the work for you, making it the much faster and easier option of the two.
How To Transfer CorelDRAW To A New Computer Manually
This section lists the steps for manually migrating the CorelDRAW suite to another device. If you’d rather skip that and opt for the automatic option now, click here to see how it works.
If you still want to manually migrate your CorelDRAW applications from one computer to another, follow these steps:
- Have an external hard drive or cloud storage with enough space.
- Copy to your external storage any files and extras (such as macros) stored in your CorelDRAW folder (/Draw/GMS or similar), as well as workspaces with customizations and shortcuts (Tools/Options/Workspace/Export), provided that you’re first (old computer.
- Please note that some of your macros and plug-ins will need to be reinstalled on the second (new) computer.
- If you purchased a download version of your software (as opposed to the box version), download it to your second computer from your com account under “Your Order Status and History”.
- Install the CorelDRAW package on your new computer. This will only install the software, so you will need to transfer all your custom files to the appropriate folders individually.
- Copy the files, documents, and related extras from your external storage to the appropriate folders created with this installation on your second computer.
- Install the rest of the macros and plug-ins that could not be moved from the folders on your first computer.
- Be sure to run the package on your new computer for a while to make sure everything works fine.
- You can either keep everything on your old computer as a backup (we recommend this in case your new installation fails and you have to start from scratch) or uninstall CorelDRAW from it.
- If you choose to uninstall, make sure you are connected to the Internet and connected. This will remove your installed count from the registry (disable) so you can install CorelDRAW on additional devices later if needed.
- You’ve finally transferred your CorelDRAW package and all of its components to your new machine so you can get on with your work.
Now the method described above has some advantages – mainly the fact that it is free. However, it is very tiring and requires you to set aside at least a few hours (depending on how many files and documents you have) to migrate everything correctly.
Also, “everything” can include quite a bit: your images, presets, plugins, fonts, symbols, logos, artwork, print layouts, palettes, shadows, macros, outline types, command adjustments, and so on.
All these files require a lot of space on your external drive or cloud storage which is not always available. Also, copying something in the wrong place can crash your entire app and cause irreparable damage if you haven’t backed everything up. Fortunately, there is a significantly faster and easier way to do this.
How To Transfer CorelDRAW To A New Computer Automatically
CorelDRAW can also be transferred automatically, saving you time and energy so you can spend it where you need it: doing your job. You can do this using special automated software called Zinstall WinWin. It doesn’t require as many elaborate steps as the manual method, so you’re ready to get your work done in no time. Here’s what to do:
- Download and run Zinstall WinWin on your current computer (the one you want to transfer from).
Note: You can download Zinstall WinWin here.
- Download and run Zinstall WinWin on the new computer
- You don’t need to do any configuration for computers to connect – it’s automatic
- If the computers are already connected to the same router, Internet connection, or wireless connection, you don’t need anything else
- If computers are not connected, connect them with a network/Ethernet cable
- To select which apps and files to transfer, press the Advanced menu. If you just want to transfer everything, you don’t need to go to the Advanced menu.
- Press “Go” on the new computer to start the transfer
That is it!
All your CorelDRAW applications, files, documents, and customizations are backed up and accessible on your second computer. The best part? You didn’t even have to copy anything.
The automatic transfer described above is not only a great way to move your CorelDRAW package from one computer to another, but also all your CDR files, drawings, presets, settings, and all other related files.
But it doesn’t stop there. Zinstall WinWin is also an ideal method for migrating just about anything else. That includes all your other apps, customizations, settings, profiles, registry entries…duplicate your entire machine — and make it feel right at home.
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