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SharePoint 2010 Workflows Migrated to SharePoint 2016 are not able to be opened in SP Designer

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Occasional Contributor

Hello,

 

We migrated from SharePoint 2010 Server to SharePoint 2016 Server. About 100 SharePoint 2010 Workflows were migrated. Those workflows are running and have not had any issue. The problem is that we can't open them in SharePoint Designer 2013. Just a message that SP Designer can't open the item. I thought maybe it could be permission related, but I tried to open them as the farm account and had the same result. I have looked in log files, but nothing in them seem to show up.

 

Any thoughts or help from past eperiences, would be greatly appreciated.

 

RZ

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Best Response confirmed by Renate Zillger (Occasional Contributor)
Solution

@Renate Zillger Multiple things you might need to try:

First: 

Procedure:

  1. Close SPD if it is open
  2. Open My Computer
    a.Click the address bar
  3. Paste in:
    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache
  4. Delete everything within this location
  5. Click the address bar
  6. Paste in:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Web Server Extensions\Cache
  7. Delete everything in this location

Restart the designer this should fix if not try installing the following two MS KBS

  1. Try installing the Service-Pack 1 for your version of SharePoint Designer. https://www.microsoft.com/en-my/download/details.aspx?id=42015
  2. Try installing MS Fix and restart SPD. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41491

Hope this helps!

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