9 Saving Project Files

Now that we’ve added data to our project, let’s save it so we can come back to it later.

  1. Click on the blue floppy disk icon (or from the File menu, select Save).
  2. Navigate to where you want to save your project file.
  3. In the File name box, type the name you would like your file to have. Give it a descriptive name so you’ll remember what the file was for.
  4. Click Save.

Note for ESRI users: QGIS’ .qgs and .qgz file are analogous to ArcMap’s .mxd files.