Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007

Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007
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In this post we will discuss how to resolve one workflow issue which appear after migrating from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013. Recently while working on a migration project from moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013 we saw that the default workflows which were created in moss 2007 does not appear in SharePoint 2013.

Here we will discuss how we can resolve the issue.

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The issue was coming in one of the SharePoint 2013 site which we got migrated from MOSS 2007. We migrated the sites using database upgrade approach, like from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 and then from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. After this we face the issue, the default workflows like Approval and Collect Feedback are not appearing in SharePoint 2013.

In moss 2007 site, if I go to any list or document library and click on ECB menu for any item then Workflows like below:

Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007
Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007

Then we will be able to see the default workflows like below (In this particular case there are two workflows like Appproval and Collect Feedback workflows):

Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007
Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007

In SharePoint 2013, if you will go to the ECB menu and click on Workflows like below:

Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007
Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007

You will not see the default workflows there. It will show message like This item has no workflows to start like below:

Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007
Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007

Solution:
To solve the issue open the list or document library. Then from the ribbon click on Workflow settings as shown in the fig below:

Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007
Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007

This will open the workflow settings page. Here first from the dropdown select Document. Then click on “Remove, Block, or Restore a Workflow” like below:

Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007
Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007

Then in the next screen select all radio buttons for your workflows in Allow section like below:

Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007
Out of box workflows not appearing sharepoint 2013 after migrating from MOSS 2007

After this you will be able to see the workflows when you will navigate from the ECB menu for a particular item.

Hope this will be helpful.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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