orDear Reader,

I bring to you this fix to the recent global Corel installation unsuccessful error. Some thing that gave us this annoying messagebox. Thanks to Mohd Saqib for the tip off and the fix.


You would be glad to know that we have found the fix to the problem.You need to down load this file extract the files and copy it to the following path on your system.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X
or try this path….
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Corel\CorelDRAW

Here we are assuming you run windows PC. In case this does not work for you…there are other simple solutions like running the Corel software by changing your system date to any date earlier than 1st, June 2010. Even Corel has confirmed the bug and will issue an update for the users soon.

You may also be interested in the RunAsDate application that can run a particular software in a previous date without affecting other software and the OS.

Update: Some of you have asked about the right place to add the patch in Window Vista.
use this path – Computer/C:/Program Data/Corel/CorelDraw Graphics Suite X4
Thanks to Estee and Saqib for the updates.

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46 Responses so far.

  1. Mohd Saqib says:

    This is good one.. working for me.. 🙂


  2. MadMax says:

    Thanks guys I have been looking for this patch. Running in old date works but it is a big headache…thank you all again for the Fix.

  3. Fatman says:

    Well, not working for me :/ I still have that error message

  4. nudge says:

    Perfect! Thanks

  5. CASH says:

    excelente funciono a la perfeccion el corel x4 gracias

  6. youguysarethebest says:

    works. thanks!

  7. Pankaj says:

    I am realy thankful to you
    you have solve my corel software problem
    Your Patch File Is working Properly


  8. Estee says:

    Works! Great.
    In Windows Vista I had to extract the file to Computer/C:/Program Data/Corel/CorelDraw Graphics Suite X4 which I could only see through WinRar when I was prompted to extract. Just say yes to replace the xisting file and it works!!

    Many thanks

  9. Estee says:

    Perfect, thanks !!

    In Windows Vista extract the file to Computer/C:/Program Data/Corel/CorelDraw Graphics Suite X4, which can be seen through WinRar when prompted to extract. Just say yes to replace the existing file and it works!!

    Many thanks

  10. Mohd Saqib says:

    @ Fatman..

    Dear it seems like u r not doing paste & replace the patch in correct directory… and well it depends on different-2 OS. It would be good if u tell us what operating system u r using now, so that we can give you the exact directory path to do paste -replace in your computer… hope then it will work for u..

    Or if u r using windows xp then go on start and select RUN.. then do copy paste following address there..
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4
    a folder will be open then paste and replace the fix in that one.

    OR if u r using windows vista the try this path..
    Computer/C:/Program Data/Corel/CorelDraw Graphics Suite X4

    Hope this help 🙂

  11. Molasar says:

    Perfect!!! Thanks!!!

  12. Jack says:

    Thanks a lot. If you could find / create a similar fix for Designer X4 it will be greatly appreciated!

  13. Muthukannan says:

    Thanks………..friend…..its working!!!… Your brilliant and good enough to solve problems like these…….Its really “”AMAZING.:”

  14. Johnny Kaplinski says:

    I am using Vista and have followed the path and pasted the file yet it doesn’t ask me to replace anything. The error message still comes back!


  15. Dawoodzai says:

    Thanks allot, it fixes my problem. thanks also from Mohd Saqib.

  16. Mohd Saqib says:

    @ Dawood…. its my pleasure to help ma fellow designers… it feels like something I am doing good 🙂

    @ Johnny…. I wil update u soon on yor issue…

  17. DYg9Krm says:

    Thank You So Much for an easy solution.

  18. Mukesh says:


    U solve this preblem.
    Really I m enjoying

  19. Blakles says:

    Yay! Worked for me, no problem. Thank you so much! 🙂

  20. jo$h says:

    Do you know a DE14.DTA for Designer X4, also?

    I’m not sure what kind of information is stored in the file, but if it helps..

  21. Abdul Mughni Khan says:

    A very Thank You for an easy solution. RunAsDate is the good for me that solved my big problem.
    thanks again
    Abdul M. Khan

  22. freedole says:

    work perfect with windows 7 x86
    destination folder is:
    C:\ProgramData\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

    thx a lot

  23. Alejandro E. says:

    I’m having problem finding the path for Windows Seven (also cracked hehe), could anyone help me out please?

  24. Alejandro E. says:

    Oops, just read freedole’s comment and now it’s working for me too.

    The path for win 7 is C:\ProgramData\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

    Thanks a lot.

  25. Vegas says:

    Hi – hope someone can help. I’m running Windows Vista but the path given “Computer/C:/Program Data/Corel/CorelDraw Graphics Suite X4” doesn’t seem to be correct? Can anyone help? Many Thanks

  26. Arvind says:


    Its working on windows xp sp3 but corel is unable to read new font installed on the system.

    How i can overcome this problem?

    Thanks in advance.


  27. RameshG says:

    Thanks Bro! Worked Terrific for me.

  28. Krakatoa says:

    OK, Is program DATA the same as program FILES, because thats all thats on here is program files folders? (using Vista 32/64)

  29. Vali says:

    Thanks so much… it still didn’t work 4 me after i installed the files, but it worked after i changed the date like u suggested !
    Thanks so much…

  30. Guntur says:

    it works!

    Running on windows7 x64
    target : C:\ProgramData\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4\

    Now i can keep my computer date uptodate, and working still with x4.
    Thanks guys!

  31. Serge says:


    Worked for me also… It was so simple to fix!!

    Many thanks!!!

  32. skender says:

    I have the same problem with Corel draw X3, and that since 01.01.2011. PC OS is Windows 7

  33. Ramesh G says:

    Hey Rooturaj, Thanks for your patch! I had it working till this morning … CorelDraw won’t start and now gives me an Error 1.
    Can you figure out a way around this? or have you already? I’ve got a whole bunch of files that needs to be worked on at the earliest. BTW, the date fix doesn’t work this time. (WinXP SP2 + Corel X4) … Helllppp! Please

  34. R2d2 says:

    Dude, you rock!!!

    Thank you soo much for posting this fix.



    • Gaurav says:

      Thanks a lot…
      just changing the date and making it less than 1 june 2010 made the thing work.
      thanks a lot

  35. Ayushman says:

    Thanks Its working perfectlly

  36. Rajeesh says:

    Hey Dude,
    It’s work for me, thank you so much..

  37. Mahendran says:

    Thank you so much.

    working for me.

  38. Armen says:

    THANK YOU GUYS!!! You did great work! THANK YOU!!!

  39. alpesh shah says:

    thanks its working

  40. thanks dude, work great for me.

  41. Georgi Mihaylov says:

    Thank You!

  42. Lobaka says:


  43. arifin says:

    finally. it work. thankyou so much mmmuaaach….

  44. ApcG says:

    Nice Fix, ThumbsUp…

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