What is a .GRAPHML File And How To Open It – The GraphML Team (Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .graphml extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .graphml file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .GRAPHML file?

The file extension .GRAPHML stands for GraphML File. It was developed by The GraphML Team. This file belongs to the xml format and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .graphml file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .GRAPHML file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Monkfish XMLBlueprint XML Editor software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Gephi, yWorks yEd Graph Editor and Monkfish XMLBlueprint XML Editor software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GRAPHML file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: 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 Monkfish XMLBlueprint XML Editor software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .GRAPHML file on Mac

To open the .graphml file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the yWorks yEd Graph Editor software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Gephi and yWorks yEd Graph Editor software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .GRAPHML 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the yWorks yEd Graph Editor software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .GRAPHML file on Linux

The .graphml file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the yWorks yEd Graph Editor software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Gephi and yWorks yEd Graph Editor software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .GRAPHML file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the yWorks yEd Graph Editor software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .GRAPHML file?

If you cannot open the .GRAPHML file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .GRAPHML file.graphmlz – Zip Compressed GraphML File, .grasp – GRASP Animation, .grb – World Meteorological Organization, .grd – Golden Software, .grd – Adobe Systems. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .GRAPHML file with the Monkfish XMLBlueprint XML Editor, Gephi, yWorks yEd Graph Editor programs on Windows, yWorks yEd Graph Editor, Gephi programs on Mac and yWorks yEd Graph Editor, Gephi software on Linux.