What is a .VSD File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .vsd extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .vsd file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .VSD file?

The file extension .VSD is Visio Drawing File. It was developed by Microsoft. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a vector related file.

What to know

There are currently 7 software that can open the .vsd file on 5 platforms.

How to open a .VSD file?

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

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .vsd file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Nevron Software MyDraw software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: iGrafx FlowCharter, LibreOffice and Nevron Software MyDraw.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VSD 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: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Nevron Software MyDraw software 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 .VSD file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Nevron Software MyDraw software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is The Omni Group OmniGraffle, Nektony VSD Viewer, Nektony VSDX Annotator, LibreOffice and Nevron Software MyDraw.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .VSD 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Nevron Software MyDraw software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .VSD file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the LibreOffice software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is LibreOffice.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .VSD 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: 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 LibreOffice software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .VSD file on Android

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .vsd file on Android in few easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .VSD file in the download folder

The first step is locating 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 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Nektony VSD Viewer for Visio Drawings software and install it. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .VSD file on iOS

The .vsd file can be opened on iOS.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

First of all 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 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

To open the file, you will need to download the Nektony VSD Viewer software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. Congratulations! You can now open your file on iOS.

Still cannot open the .VSD file?

If you are still unable to open the .VSD file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .VSD file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .vsdisco – Microsoft, .vsdm – Microsoft, .vsdx – Microsoft, .vse – AVTECH, .vsh – OpenGL. 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 .VSD file with the Nevron Software MyDraw, iGrafx FlowCharter, LibreOffice programs on Windows, Nevron Software MyDraw, The Omni Group OmniGraffle, Nektony VSD Viewer, Nektony VSDX Annotator, LibreOffice programs on Mac, LibreOffice software on Linux, Nektony VSD Viewer for Visio Drawings software on Android and Nektony VSD Viewer software on iOS.