Open an existing diagram file

  1. From within the diagrams.net editor, select File > Open From, and then select the location where you diagram file is saved. It may be on cloud storage platforms (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox), on Github or GitLab, stored in your browser’s local storage, on your device or at a URL on the web.
    Select File > Open From in the diagrams.net editor, then select the location where your diagram file is saved
  2. If you need to, navigate to the folder where you have saved the diagram file. Select the diagram file and click Select.
    Open an existing diagram from Google Drive
  3. Select how you want to open the diagram file, click on either Open in New Window or on Open in This Window (then click Discard Changes). Your browser may let you save this choice so that you aren’t prompted every time you open a diagram file. Your diagram will be loaded into the editor.
    Select File > Open From in the diagrams.net editor, then select the location where your diagram file is saved

Drag and drop: Alternatively, there is a faster way to open a diagram stored on your local device - simply drag the diagram file onto the diagrams.net drawing canvas.

Import a diagram file

You can import diagram files into an existing diagram by dragging the file and dropping it on the drawing canvas, via the menu with File > Import, including .drawio and .xml diagram files, Gliffy, Lucidchart and .vsdx diagrams.

Import diagrams into an existing diagram in two different ways