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

A VEXcode V5 project for use with VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Virtual Skills can be loaded and saved in the following ways:

Load an Existing Project


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


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

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 file will download. Select and open "Finder."


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

Common Issue when Loading/Saving


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

If you try to open a VEXcode V5 project file (.v5blocksskills) by double-clicking it, it will show this error message.


All VEXcode V5 project files (.v5blocksskills) 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.