How can I open a file (in XD) in a older Version?

New Here ,
Nov 28, 2019 Nov 28, 2019

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My files are all made in a newer version of xd.  (24.3.22)

I have to work on the files in my school,  but theres an older version installed.  When I try to open my file on the pc in school,  theres a report that says, "The file can not open in this version" (so similar).

The school can not update the progam, because they have an other license...

So: how can I open this files in older versions?  or, should I create my next file in an other version on my pc?        Does somebody has any idea?

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Adobe Employee , Nov 28, 2019 Nov 28, 2019

Hello JB Home,

We are sorry to hear you're facing trouble. There's no way to save XD files as a specific version,  XD file it is auto-upgraded and can no longer be opened in previous versions. Please update the xd with the latest version and try to open the file.

 

Regards,

Arpitha

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Adobe Employee , Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2021

Hi there,


We're so sorry to hear about the trouble. I am afraid, we don't have an option to open a file created in a newer version of XD on an older version of XD as we revise our document format when we release a new version to support new features. Having said that, we have received similar requests on our Adobe XD UserVoice: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/38322424-save-as-older-version

 

Please upvote to add voice to the feature.

 

Regards

Ri

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 28, 2019 Nov 28, 2019

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Hello JB Home,

We are sorry to hear you're facing trouble. There's no way to save XD files as a specific version,  XD file it is auto-upgraded and can no longer be opened in previous versions. Please update the xd with the latest version and try to open the file.

 

Regards,

Arpitha

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New Here ,
Jan 06, 2020 Jan 06, 2020

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Hi!

My MacOS is (really) old and AdobeCloud doesn't let me update Xd. No solutions for me?

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New Here ,
Nov 17, 2020 Nov 17, 2020

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Same for me, this is really a bummer. I'm getting a new computer but not till Christmas and I need to do this now 😞

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Explorer ,
Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020

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yikes.

 

there should be some kind of schedule warning if adobe decides to scrap supporting legacy technology. simply saying "sorry" after the fact is just not acceptable.

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Explorer ,
Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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This is NOT an acceptable solution!

Many people is using older machines and cannot afford to use always the very latest software.

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New Here ,
Feb 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021

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Why do you mark it as a solved when the problem is not solved? This is not the right solution. I have old iMac where I can not update my Mac OS because of SMART error of my disk and that is why I use older version. For me it's comfortable to use iMac because of big screen. Today I opened my XD file on my Macbook for my presentation, where XD was updated automatically and the file was saved automatically where it caused the same problem. Now, I can not work thanks to your solution. Why do you force people buy/use new hardwares while you are software developers not the OS developers?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020

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Same here - pretty much across the all the CC applications - none of the latest versions can be upgraded on my Mac. Others in my team have now upgraded meaning I can't open the files saved. This not helpful. 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 30, 2021 Jan 30, 2021

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So no answer from Adobe? They can't be serious with that.  

I have the same problem with an older Mac in the office at home, where I should continue the work in an older version of Adobe XD.

The designs I made in the office can't be opened an edited here. So I can't do my work with this product, or have to rebuild it all.

This rebuilding could be done maybe in Sketch too?

Is there maybe an answer from Adobe to their paying clients?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2021

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Hi there,


We're so sorry to hear about the trouble. I am afraid, we don't have an option to open a file created in a newer version of XD on an older version of XD as we revise our document format when we release a new version to support new features. Having said that, we have received similar requests on our Adobe XD UserVoice: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/38322424-save-as-o...

 

Please upvote to add voice to the feature.

 

Regards

Rishabh

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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THIS IS UTTER NONSENSE!

 

F*** YOU ADOBE!

 

YOU CONTINUE TO MAKE YOUR SOFTWARE WORSE AND WORSE AND WORSE!

 

THANK GOD OTHER PLAYERS ARE COMING INTO THE PICTURE TO MAKE ADOBE OBSOLETE. WE ARE MOVING OUR ENTIRE AGENCY TO FIGMA AND SKETCH BECAUSE ADOBE IS GARBAGE THAT DOES NOTHTING TO SUPPORT THEIR USERS.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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We launched a service that converts a file to be compatible with an older version: https://xd2sketch.com/open-xd-file-old-corrupted

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New Here ,
Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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Money grab from all corners what a joke 29 dollar for  the XD file .Time to move to another program Figma HERE I COME!

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New Here ,
May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021

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I think I'm going to have to join you on this one.

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Participant ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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I would pay for sure, but I would never update my work file into an unknown web server. It should be a plugin or something like that. 

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New Here ,
Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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Unfortunately your service doesn't ACTUALLY WORK! 
Here's a screenshot of an order I just placed...


imgpsh_mobile_save.jpg

 

Well.. looks like there goes my $29 BYE BYE!!

 

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Participant ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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I have an idea: That is called figma

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New Here ,
Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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XD is a big failure. If someone has a system of low configuration, then his work is bound to get stuck in the middle of his work. There isn't any way to open a newer version in an older software version. But there is a solution you can open your file in Photopea and export it in PSD i.e. is in photoshop format and work in photoshop instead. But for this, you will have to pay some amount to Photopea. Here's the link: https://www.photopea.com/ 

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New Here ,
Jan 18, 2022 Jan 18, 2022

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I did the following and it worked.

 

1. In the latest version, Select all the individual pages. Once all the pages are selected then copy them.

2. Uninstall the latest version.

3. Install the older version (in my case was version 45).

4. Open XD and create a new file.

5. Paste the pages you copied that you have on the clipboard.

6. Save it and give it a name.

 

That works in my Macbook Pro Intell in late 2015.

Hope that works for you too.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 18, 2022 Jan 18, 2022

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Hi Melvyn,

 

Thanks for sharing the workaround, I am sure it will help other community members, we appreciate your participation here.

 

Regards

Rishabh

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New Here ,
Jan 09, 2022 Jan 09, 2022

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How can someone with an older verison of xd open an xd file which is of a newer version

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 09, 2022 Jan 09, 2022

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IMHO no way. You need new version

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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Hi Yaseen5FE4,

 

Thank you for reaching out. As Ares rightly said, you can also join our discussion here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/adobe-xd-discussions/how-can-i-open-a-file-in-xd-in-a-older-version/t... which might help you.

 

We will also pass your feedback with the team.

 

Hope it helps.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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New Here ,
Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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You might wanna checkout this tool: https://xd2sketch.com/open-xd-file-old-corrupted it allows you to make your file compatible with older XD versions.

 

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New Here ,
Jun 07, 2022 Jun 07, 2022

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I found a great way to do that.

just export your files as SVG.

and create a new project in the old version 

then drag them to the new project

and enjoy 😁

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