Massive amounts of files and folders for CorelDRAW messages

Written by Jeff Harrison
June 26, 2013

In Feb of 2013, I noticed a lot of space being taken up in my roaming folder:

Check the areas in yellow. that’s a massive amount of files and folders.

Since I like to keep a tidy system, I asked Corel Staff: “is it safe to delete these?”


“It will probably throw the Welcome Screen and the Messages window out of
sync for a few days, but I can’t see it doing anything major. If it has
some hiccups, try selecting Help>Messages… that usually brings
things back into order.”

So I deleted them all in Feb 2013 and wanted to make sure nothing crazy happened for awhile before posting this idea in my blog.

As of June 2013, some came back as expected, about 21 MB worth, but otherwise no ill effects.

Post Discussion


  1. Fluid

    I too noticed these files when cleaning my system. Wonder if cleaning this folder regularly will have nay ill effects?


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Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at

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