Loading and Saving a VRC Virtual Skills Project using Chrome on a Chromebook

A VEXcode V5 project for use with VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Virtual Skills can be loaded and saved in a few ways.

Load an Existing Project


Open an existing project by selecting “Load From Your Device” from the File menu.


Use the ChromeOS interface to navigate and open your existing project with a .v5blocksskills file extension.


You can also access files from your Google Drive folders.

Open an Example Project


Open an example project by selecting “Open Examples” from the File menu.

Rename a Project


To rename a project, select the project name box.


Enter the project name, and select “Rename.”

Save Using the File Menu


Open the File menu and select “Save To Your Device.”


The "Download manager" will appear and let you know your project has been saved in the Chromebook's Downloads folder.


Select "Show In Folder" to see your downloaded project.


In the Downloads folder, you'll see a file with a .v5blocksskills extension. This means your project has been successfully saved.


If you want to move your project from the "Downloads" folder to your Google Drive, expand the "Google Drive" menu, then drag your VEXcode V5 project into a folder in your "Google Drive."

Common Issue when Loading/Saving


A common issue when using VEXcode V5 project files (.v5blocksskills or .v5pythonskills) is trying to select the .v5blocksskills or .v5pythonskills file to be opened directly by the operating system.

If you try to open a VEXcode V5 project file (.v5blocksskills or .v5pythonskills) by double clicking it, nothing will open.

All VEXcode V5 project files can ONLY be opened within the web-based version of VEXcode V5. See the ‘Load an Existing Project’ section from this article for more information.

For more information, help, and tips, check out the many resources at VEX Professional Development Plus

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