File Extension CDT

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    CorelDRAW Template Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a CDT file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a CDT file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your CDT file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is CDT file?

CDT files are so-called CorelDRAW Image Templates, so picture templates for CorelDraw. CorelDraw is a vector graphics program that is part of CorelDraw GraphicsSuite.

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CDT files contain information about properties for new images, such as fixed graphics and objects, fill and gradient settings, and document settings such as dimensions and rasters.

It should be noted that template files from newer versions of the program can not usually be imported into older versions and versions X4 and X5 are only backward compatible with files up to version 7. InkScape supports versions V7 to X3.

Programs which can open a CDT file

How to open file with CDT extension?

In order to open a file with CDT extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening CDT file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with CDT files, follow the instructions below.
Install Inkscape or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening CDT files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support CDT files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of CDT files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Inkscape as the default program for opening CDT files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate CDT files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Inkscape applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Inkscape has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with CDT files

Sometimes problems with opening CDT files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • CDT files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open CDT files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • CDT file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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