Fix issues with Adobe XD cloud documents

  1. Adobe XD User Guide
  2. Introduction
    1. What's new in Adobe XD
    2. Common questions
    3. Design, prototype, and share with Adobe XD
    4. System requirements
      1. Hardware and software requirements
      2. Adobe XD, Big Sur, and Apple silicon | macOS 11
    5. Workspace basics
    6. Change app language in Adobe XD
    7. Access UI design kits
    8. Accessibility in Adobe XD
    9. Keyboard shortcuts
    10. Tips and tricks
    11. Changes to XD Starter Plan
  3. Design
    1. Artboards, guides, and layers
      1. Get started with artboards
      2. Use guides and grids in XD
      3. Create scrollable artboards
      4. Work with layers
      5. Create scroll groups in XD
    2. Shapes, objects, and path
      1. Select, resize, and rotate objects
      2. Move, align, distribute, and arrange objects
      3. Group, lock, duplicate, copy, and flip objects
      4. Set stroke, fill, and drop shadow for objects
      5. Create repeating elements
      6. Create perspective designs with 3D transforms
      7. Edit objects using Boolean operations
    3. Text and fonts
      1. Work with drawing and text tools
      2. Fonts in Adobe XD
    4. Components and states
      1. Work with components
      2. Work with nested components in Adobe XD
      3. Add multiple states to components
    5. Masking and effects
      1. Create a mask with shapes
      2. Work with blur effects in XD
      3. Create and modify gradients
      4. Apply blend effects
    6. Layout
      1. Responsive resize and constraints
      2. Set fixed padding for components and groups
      3. Create dynamic designs with stacks
  4. Prototype
    1. Create interactive prototypes
    2. Animate prototypes
    3. Object properties supported for auto-animate
    4. Create prototypes with keyboard and gamepad
    5. Create prototypes using voice commands and playback
    6. Create timed transitions
    7. Add overlays
    8. Design voice prototypes
    9. Create anchor links in Adobe XD
    10. Preview designs and prototypes
  5. Share and export
    1. Share selected artboards
    2. Share designs and prototypes
    3. Work with prototypes in XD
    4. Coedit documents shared with you
    5. Create shareable links
    6. Review prototypes
    7. Work with design specs
    8. Share design specs
    9. Inspect design specs
    10. Navigate design specs
    11. Review and comment design specs
    12. Export design assets
    13. Export and download assets from design specs
  6. Design systems
    1. Design systems with Creative Cloud Libraries
    2. Work with document assets in Adobe XD
    3. Work with Creative Cloud Libraries in Adobe XD
    4. Migrate from linked assets to Creative Cloud Libraries
    5. Work with design tokens 
    6. Use assets from Creative Cloud Libraries
  7. Cloud documents
    1. Cloud documents in Adobe XD
    2. Collaborate and coedit designs
  8. Integrations and plugins
    1. Work with external assets
    2. Work with design assets from Photoshop
    3. Copy and paste assets from Photoshop
    4. Import or open Photoshop designs
    5. Work with Illustrator assets in Adobe XD
    6. Open or import Illustrator designs
    7. Copy vectors from Illustrator to XD
    8. Plugins for Adobe XD
    9. Create and manage plugins
    10. Jira integration for XD
    11. Slack plugin for XD
    12. Zoom plug-in for XD
  9. XD for iOS and Android
    1. Preview on mobile devices
    2. Adobe XD on mobile FAQ
  10. Troubleshooting
    1. Known and fixed issues
      1. Known issues
      2. Fixed issues
    2. Installation and updates
      1. XD appears as not compatible on Windows
      2. Error code 191
      3. Error code 183
      4. Issues installing XD plugins
      5.  Prompt to uninstall and reinstall XD on Windows 10
      6. Issues with preferences migration
    3. Launch and crash
      1.  XD crashes when launched on Windows 10
      2.  XD quits when you sign out of Creative Cloud
      3. Issue with subscription status on Windows
      4. Blocked-app warning when launching  XD on Windows
      5. Crash dump generation on Windows
      6. Crash log collection and sharing
    4. Cloud documents
      1. Issues with XD cloud documents
    5. Prototype, publish, and review
      1. Unable to record prototype interactions on macOS Catalina
      2. Issues with publish workflows
      3. Published  links do not appear in browsers
      4. Prototypes do not render correctly in browsers
      5. Unable to publish libraries
    6. Import, export, and working with other apps
      1. Import and export in XD
      2. Photoshop files in XD
      3. Illustrator files in XD
      4. Export to After Effects from XD
      5. Sketch files in XD
      6. Third-party apps not visible in Export

Unable to create, open, or save your cloud documents? Can't find your document? Learn how to fix these issues.

Adobe XD saves your documents as cloud documents automatically unless you choose to save them to your computer. The cloud documents that you recently modified are listed on the XD home page and the Creative Cloud website.

Read on to learn how to fix the following issues:

Click the link if you can't create cloud documents.

Click the link if you can't find cloud documents.

Click the link if you can't open cloud documents.

Click the link if content is missing in your cloud document.

Click the link if you can't save cloud documents.

Click the link if your document gets disconnected from the cloud.

Here are some of the error codes associated with these issues:

Error 3625

Error 3634

Error 3635

Error 3636

Error 2143

Error 5006

Error 2161

Error 2162

Error 47

Error 49

Can't create or open documents?

 You can also follow these solutions if:

  • Document gets disconnected from the Cloud.
  • Can't invite a fellow designer to collaborate on your document.
  • Document is missing on XD Home screen but available on the Creative Cloud website.

Perform these solutions in sequence until the issue is fixed:

Mac: Right-click XD in the taskbar and click Quit. Reopen XD.

Windows: Close XD and reopen it.

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 1 min

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. Click Help-> Check for Updates.

    Click Check for updates.

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 4 mins

  1. Close all Adobe applications.

  2. Depending on the OS, do one of the following:

        macOS

    1. Type Activity Monitor on Spotlight. 
    2. Click the CPU tab.
    Click the CPU tab on Activity Monitor.

    Windows

    1. Type Task Manager on Windows Search.
    2. Click the Details tab.
    Click the Details tab on Task Manager.

  3. End the Creative Cloud processes in the order given below:

    1. Creative Cloud.exe

    5. AdobeUpdateService.exe

    9. AdobeIPCBroker.exe

    2. Adobe Desktop Service.exe

    6. CCLibrary.exe

    10. AdobeNotificationClient.exe

    3. Adobe CEF Helper.exe

    7. CCXProcess.exe

    11. Creative Cloud Helper.exe

    4. Adobe Installer.exe

    8. CoreSync.exe


    macOS

    Select each Adobe process and click the Close button in the upper-left corner.

    Click the Close button to end Adobe processes.

    Windows

    Right-click each Adobe process and select End task.

    Right click each Adobe process to end it.

  4. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app.

Confirm that you are using the correct Adobe ID (email address) on the Creative Cloud desktop app, XD app, and the Creative Cloud website. 

 

Creative Cloud desktop app:

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 2 mins

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. Click the profile icon in the upper-right corner and check the Adobe ID. If incorrect, sign out and sign in with the correct Adobe ID.

    Click the profile icon to check Adobe ID.

XD app:

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 2 mins

  1. Depending on the OS, do one of the following:

    macOS

    1. Click the Help menu.
    2. Check the Adobe ID. 
    3. If incorrect, sign out and sign in with the correct Adobe ID.
    Check your Adobe ID on XD app (Mac).

    Windows

    1. Click the XD menu and then select Help
    2. Check the Adobe ID.
    3. If incorrect, sign out and sign in with the correct Adobe ID.
    Check your Adobe ID on XD app (Windows).

Creative Cloud website:

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 1 min

  1. Click the profile icon in the upper-right corner and check the Adobe ID. If incorrect, sign out and sign in with the correct Adobe ID.

    Click the profile icon to check Adobe ID.

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 2 mins

 Skip this solution if you already signed out from the Creative Cloud desktop app and signed in again, in the previous solution.

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. 

  2. Click the profile icon in the upper-right corner.

  3. Click Sign out.

  4. Sign in to your Adobe account.

Restart the computer and check.

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 4 mins

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. Click Updates in the left pane.

  3. Check for XD within New updates. If XD is listed, click Update next to it.

    Click Update next to XD.

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 5 mins

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. In the Apps tab, under Installed, scroll down and locate XD.

  3. Click the three dots next to XD and select Uninstall.

    Click Uninstall next to XD.

  4. Install XD again.

    Click Install next to XD.

Cloud document still won't open? Try any of these workarounds

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 1 min

  1. Sign in to the Creative Cloud website.

  2. Select Download from the options menu of the document.

    Click Download in the menu to download the cloud document.

  3. Open the downloaded document on XD.

  4. macOS

    Click the File menu, select Save As, and then save the document as a cloud document.

    Save as a new cloud document (Mac).

    Windows

    Click the XD menu, select Save As, and then save the document as a cloud document.

    Save as a new cloud document (Windows).

Try opening the cloud document on another computer. To install XD on another computer, see Install Creative Cloud apps on a new computer.

Can't save your cloud document?

Perform these fixes in sequence until the document is saved:

  1. macOS

    Click the File menu, select Save As, and then save the document as a new cloud document.

    Save as a new cloud document (Mac).

    Windows

    Click the XD menu, select Save As, and then save the document as a new cloud document.

    Save as a new cloud document (Windows).

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 1 min

  1. Do one of the following depending on the OS:

    Windows

    Click the XD menu and select Save As Local Document.

    Save as a local document (windows).

    macOS

    Click the File menu and select Save As Local Document.

    Save as a local document (Mac).

  2. Open the locally saved document.

  3. macOS

    Click the File menu, select Save As, and then save the document as a cloud document.

    Windows

    Click the XD menu, select Save As, and then save the document as a cloud document.

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 3 mins

  1. Depending on the OS, do one of the following:

    Windows

    Type %temp% in Windows Search and press Enter.

    Temp folder on Windows.

    macOS

    Open Terminal, type open $TMPDIR and press Return.

    Open Terminal on Mac.

  2. Delete all the files in the Temp folder.

  3. Save the document.

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 2 mins

  1. Take a backup of your document. Delete recently updated content from it, and try to save it.

  2. If you can save it successfully, move the deleted content back to it and try saving it again. If it doesn't save with the content back in it, re-create that content.

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 2 mins

When you revert to the previous version of the document, any work that you performed between the previous version and the current version is lost.

  1. Click the down-arrow next to the document name in the menu bar.

  2. Click the three dots next to the previous version and select Open in a new window.

    Open previous version of your cloud document.

  3. Save this version; rename it to remove the timestamp. Work on this document.

How do I prevent recurrence of similar issues?

To prevent recurrence of similar issues, perform all the solutions given below:

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 1 min

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. Click Help-> Check for Updates.

    Click Check for updates.

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 5 mins

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. In the Apps tab, under Installed, scroll down and locate XD.

  3. Click the three dots next to XD and select Uninstall.

    Click Uninstall next to XD.

  4. Install XD again.

    Click Install next to XD.

Restart the computer after you are done with these two solutions.

Can't find your document, or content in a document?

 Can you find your document on the Creative Cloud website? If yes, follow the solutions under Can't create or open documents?

If you can't find your cloud document on both XD Home screen and the Creative Cloud website, perform the solutions given below:

Confirm that you are using the correct Adobe ID (email address) on the Creative Cloud desktop app, XD app, and the Creative Cloud website. 

 

Creative Cloud desktop app:

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 2 mins

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. Click the profile icon in the upper-right corner and check the Adobe ID. If incorrect, sign out and sign in with the correct Adobe ID.

    Click the profile icon to check Adobe ID.

XD app:

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 2 mins

  1. Depending on the OS, do one of the following:

    macOS

    1. Click the Help menu.
    2. Check the Adobe ID. 
    3. If incorrect, sign out and sign in with the correct Adobe ID.
    Check your Adobe ID on XD app (Mac).

    Windows

    1. Click the XD menu and then select Help
    2. Check the Adobe ID.
    3. If incorrect, sign out and sign in with the correct Adobe ID.
    Check your Adobe ID on XD app (Windows).

Creative Cloud website:

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 1 min

  1. Click the profile icon in the upper-right corner and check the Adobe ID. If incorrect, sign out and sign in with the correct Adobe ID.

    Click the profile icon to check Adobe ID.

If collaborators can see the missing document or design work, try these solutions in order until the issue is fixed:

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 2 mins

 Skip this solution if you already signed out from the Creative Cloud desktop app and signed in again, in the previous solution.

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. 

  2. Click the profile icon in the upper-right corner.

  3. Click Sign out.

  4. Sign in to your Adobe account.

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 4 mins

  1. Close all Adobe applications.

  2. Depending on the OS, do one of the following:

        macOS

    1. Type Activity Monitor on Spotlight. 
    2. Click the CPU tab.
    Click the CPU tab on Activity Monitor.

    Windows

    1. Type Task Manager on Windows Search.
    2. Click the Details tab.
    Click the Details tab on Task Manager.

  3. End the Creative Cloud processes in the order given below:

    1. Creative Cloud.exe

    5. AdobeUpdateService.exe

    9. AdobeIPCBroker.exe

    2. Adobe Desktop Service.exe

    6. CCLibrary.exe

    10. AdobeNotificationClient.exe

    3. Adobe CEF Helper.exe

    7. CCXProcess.exe

    11. Creative Cloud Helper.exe

    4. Adobe Installer.exe

    8. CoreSync.exe


    macOS

    Select each Adobe process and click the Close button in the upper-left corner.

    Click the Close button to end Adobe processes.

    Windows

    Right-click each Adobe process and select End task.

    Right click each Adobe process to end it.

  4. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app.

Restart the computer and check.

 Approximate troubleshooting time: 5 mins

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. In the Apps tab, under Installed, scroll down and locate XD.

  3. Click the three dots next to XD and select Uninstall.

    Click Uninstall next to XD.

  4. Install XD again.

    Click Install next to XD.

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