How to Open .fig File

To open the .fig file you need to import your file to the Figma account. Open the Figma home page, select the Drafts folder or a team’s project you want to add the file to and click the Import button on the top right corner.

Hi! My name is Yana and I’ve been working closely with Figma for the past year. When I want to share a whole project with others, I save it in the .fig format and I usually provide the instructions on how to open it.

In this article, I will guide you through the steps to open a .fig file. Additionally, I will provide tips on what to do if you encounter difficulties opening a .fig file in Figma.

Key Takeaways

  • The .fig file format is specific to Figma, which is used to store and share design files created within the software.
  • You need to have a Figma account to open a project in the .fig file format.
  • Bigger project files can take a longer time to open. But if there are any issues with importing a .fig file, you can check your internet connection or try to restart the app.

What is a .fig File?

Figma is cloud-based software that saves all your work, including design elements, styles, and prototypes in a .fig file format. This feature allows us to collaborate and edit files in real-time. 

You can export the whole design project without any structure or layout changes in a .fig file format and share it with your team or clients.

How to Open .fig File in Figma

To open a .fig file you will need to log into a Figma account. If you don’t have one, here is how you can create one.

Create Figma Account

Open the Figma browser version and hit the Get Started button. 

Enter your email address and password and click the Create account button. After you complete the confirmation email, enter your Figma account using the same credentials.

Import .fig File

Stay on the Figma homepage and choose the folder from the menu on the left side of the screen to add the .fig file. Select the Drafts folder if the file is for private use, or select a specific project if you want people from your team to have access to it.

There are two ways you can add the .fig file. Simply drag and drop it to the chosen folder or hit the Import button on the top right corner of the screen to pick and add the file.

That’s it! Now you just need to wait for your file to be imported and it will be ready for previewing or editing.

Why Is My .fig File Not Opening?

First of all, if the project in .fig file format is big and has multiple frames and pages, it will take some time for Figma to process it. Just be patient and wait until the importing process is complete.

If Figma is not responding when you try to import the file or you encounter some issues, try to restart the application. 

You can also try using the desktop app instead of the browser version, since many users can experience issues with slower performance.

Lastly, check your internet connection and network speed, as it may not be strong enough to import a .fig file.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, opening an .fig file in Figma is quite easy. All you need to do is log into your Figma account, drag and drop the file to start importing it and wait till the process is over. 

Do you have any concerns about working with .fig files in Figma? Feel free to ask a question in the comments below.

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