Opening VSDX files

Did your computer fail to open a VSDX file? We explain what VSDX files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your VSDX files.

What is a VSDX file?

The VSDX file format was developed by Microsoft for Visio 2013. This replaces the VDX file format, which is also known as Visio XML Drawing. The VSDX file format also replaces the VSD file format, which is the binary file format of drawing files created using older versions of Visio.Visio 2013 is bundled with Microsoft Office 2013. This program provides a set of tools for creating and editing diagrams, charts and other presentation graphics, which can then be embedded in MS Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.As standalone files, these drawing documents can be opened, viewed and edited using Visio 2013. The VSDX file format is also based on XML and Open Packaging Convention standards, providing optimal interoperability support for third party applications.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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