# Can I open 2.79b files in 2.8?

I'm now using blender 2.79b. So the problem is, if I change the version from blender 2.79 to blender 2.8, is all of my work in blender 2.79 lost?

• If you are refering to opening 2.8-files in 2.79, then yes, you can't open 2.8-files in 2.79. You have to continue working on them in 2.8. You can try to export individual components through obj / fbx export though. – Leander Dec 25 '18 at 0:17

• If you are unable to open your file you can always try and use the "append" from the file drop down menu to retrieve your data. It seems like that the data bases are still compatible both ways. – Sidar Dec 24 '18 at 9:41