What is a .DRAWIO File And How To Open It – diagrams.net (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .drawio extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .drawio file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .DRAWIO file?

The .DRAWIO file extension stands for diagrams.net Diagram File. The creator of this file extension is diagrams.net. The file has the xml format, and it is a vector related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .drawio file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .DRAWIO file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .DRAWIO file on various operating systems.

How to open a .DRAWIO file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .drawio file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the diagrams.net draw.io software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: diagrams.net draw.io.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DRAWIO file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the diagrams.net draw.io software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DRAWIO file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .drawio file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the diagrams.net draw.io software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: diagrams.net draw.io.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DRAWIO file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the diagrams.net draw.io software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DRAWIO file in the Browser

The currently known web apps that can open this file are: diagrams.net draw.io. Just right click on the file and choose “Open With” on your OS.

Still cannot open the .DRAWIO file?

If you are still unable to open the .DRAWIO file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .DRAWIO file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .drawit – Bohemian Coding, .drc – DRM Rights Object, .drc – BBC, .dream – Stardock, .dres – Embarcadero Technologies. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DRAWIO file with the diagrams.net draw.io program on Windows, diagrams.net draw.io program on Mac and diagrams.net draw.io program in the Browser.