Navigate Figma using the File Browser

Who can use this feature?

✅Users in Starter, Student or Professional Plans
✅Everyone with a Figma account has their own File Browser

When you first open Figma, we'll take you to the File Browser.

The File Browser allows you to navigate through your account. You can use it to access Personal Files, Create and Join Teams, and connect with the wider Figma Community.

On the left side of the page is the sidebar. This provides the main method of navigation for getting around Figma.

We'll display everything else - your Files, Teams and Projects - in the main body of the File Browser.

We break the sidebar into sections:

In an Organization? Your File Browser looks a little different. Check out our Using the File Browser in an Organization article.

Profile

Your Profile is where you access everything about your account. This includes your:

You can navigate between these tabs using the Toolbar at the top of the Page:

Notifications

Notifications help keep you in loop with what's happening in your Figma account.

We will send you notifications when:

  • Someone invites you to a File, Project or Team
  • Someone makes you an Editor or Admin on a File, Project or Team
  • Someone adds or replies to comments on a File you're contributing to
  • Someone @mentions you in a File

You can view and adjust your notification settings across a few different channels. Including in Figma, Email and via Slack.

Learn more in our Enable and Disable Notifications article.

Public Community Profile

Community Profiles showcase your contributions to the Figma Community. Specifically, any Plugins or Files you've published to Community.

You can preview and update your Profile here. This allows you to check out what other Figma community members will see, and make any changes.

Account Settings

The Account Settings page allows you to update aspects of your Account.

There are also a few settings there for customizing your experience. Or, removing integrations from your account. Learn more in our Adjust your Account Settings article.

Search

Look for Files using the  Search bar in the File Browser.

This global search allows you to find and view Files you have access to.

In a Starter, Student or Professional Team you can search for Files across:

  • Your own Drafts
  • Your Recents
  • Teams and Projects of which you are a Member
  • Any Shared Projects or Files outside of Teams

Learn more about finding Files in our Search, Sort and View Files article.

Recent Files

Open your Recent Files to check out any Files you have recently viewed or edited. This will include any:

  • Personal Files from your Drafts folder.
  • Files from any Teams you're a part of.
  • Files from other Teams or Projects.
  • Files from other people's Drafts.
  • Files you've accessed via Link sharing.

Want to manage what appears in your recent files? Check out our Manage your Recent Files article.

Plugins

Plugins are third-party scripts or applications that extend the functionality of another application. You can use plugins to customize your experience, or create more efficient workflows.

The Plugins link in the File Browser allows you to explore Plugins shared with the Community.

You can Browse, View and Install plugins from this page. Learn more in our Browse, Install and Run Plugins article.

Drafts

Within the Drafts Page you can switch between two tabs:

Drafts

Every Figma user will have their own  Drafts. You can think of your Drafts like a sketchbook or notebook. It's a place where you can jot down your ideas and experiment with different concepts.

Drafts are separate from any Teams or Projects. Any Files you create here are your own  Files. There are no limits in the Drafts folder, so create as many Files as you like!

  • Click the [+] button next to Drafts in the sidebar to create a new File in your Drafts.
  • Or, click the New File button in the File Browser.

Figma encourages an open and collaborative design environment. It's never too early to share your ideas and collaborate with others.

You can invite collaborators to your Personal Files. Or, Move Files from your Drafts into Teams and Projects.

Deleted Files

Looking for your Deleted Files? We moved Deleted Files from the sidebar, to a tab in your Drafts.

The Deleted Files tab is an archive of your Deleted Files. Files remain in the Deleted Files folder indefinitely.

  • When you delete a File in your account, we will move the File here.
  • If anyone else deletes a File that you are the Owner of, we will add it here.
  • If anyone delete a Project that you were the Owner of, we will add it here.

Tip! You can use the Created by... setting to choose which Files to include in the results. You can choose between Files Created by AnyoneYou, or Others.

It's not possible to open a Deleted File. But you can right-click on the File to:

  • Restore a deleted File
  • Delete Forever to permanently delete the File. This action is irreversible
  • Duplicate to Drafts to send a copy of the File to your Drafts folder

Learn more about managing Deleted Files in our Delete a File article.

Shared Files (or Projects)

You can find any Files or Projects shared with you in the  Shared Files folder.

This will include:

  • Drafts that another collaborator has invited you to.
  • External Projects that another collaborator has invited you to.

Tip! You will find a Sort selector in the top-right corner of the File Browser This allows you to change the order that Files appear. Learn more about sorting Files in our Search, Sort and View Files article.

Teams

We list every Team you are a member of in the sidebar of the File Browser. This is how you can switch between Teams.

We'll show any Projects you've favorited underneath the Team name in the sidebar.

Click on the Team name to open the Team Page. You can manage every aspect of your Team from the Team Page. From Files and Projects, to Members, and Billing.

Reorder Teams

You can change the order that your Teams appear in the File Browser:

  1. Click on the Team name and drag it up or down.
  2. A black line will show where you can move the Team
  3. Drag the Team to a new location. Release to confirm the order.
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