Cannot open Sketch files on macOS

Participant ,
May 02, 2021 May 02, 2021

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Is Adobe XD still able to open Sketch files? I'm on macOS and I cannot select any .sketch file in the Open window of Adobe XD. If I do force a .sketch file to open in XD (using Cmd-Alt-drag), I get this message:

 

The document “....sketch” could not be opened. XD cannot open files in the “Sketch image” format.

 

I use the latest versions of macOS (11.3), XD (39.0.12.12) and Sketch (71.2).

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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Yes, Sketch is still supported.

 

did you try – ctrl-CLick, open with XD?

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Participant ,
May 05, 2021 May 05, 2021

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@Joely wrote:

did you try – ctrl-CLick, open with XD?


 

XD is not listed in the "Open with..." menu. 

 

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Adobe Employee ,
May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. Please try the suggestion shared by Joely. In addition to that, you can also try the suggestions shared here: https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/how-to/import-sketch-file-to-xd.html

 

Let us know if this helps or if you need any further assistance.

 

Regards

Rishabh

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May 05, 2021 May 05, 2021

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Same problem on a second Mac. Adobe XD cannot open Sketch files.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 05, 2021 May 05, 2021

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XD is not 'registering' itself as being able to open a Sketch file, hence why it is not listed. If you select Other… from the menu you should be able to select Adobe XD. To do this navigate to the Applications directory, and then select Adobe XD. 

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May 05, 2021 May 05, 2021

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No matter what I try I get the same message: "The document “....sketch” could not be opened. XD cannot open files in the “Sketch image” format." On two different Macs. This sounds to me like the XD application simply cannot read .sketch files anymore.

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