File Extension CMX

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    Corel Presentation Exchange Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a CMX 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 CMX file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your CMX file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is CMX file?

The file extension CMX marks files containing image data in Corel Metafile Exchange format. This proprietary format is used by several programs from Corel, especially Presentations. The files can include raster images as well as 2D vector graphics as well as metadata. Corel Mega Gallery Clip Art data is also saved in this format.

More info

Unlike current, earlier versions (before CS) of Adobe Illustrator supported this format.

Programs which can open a CMX file

How to open file with CMX extension?

In order to open a file with CMX extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening CMX 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 CMX files, follow the instructions below.
Install Inkscape or other program from the list

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

Set Inkscape as the default program for opening CMX 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 CMX 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 CMX files

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • CMX 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 CMX files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • CMX 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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