SharePoint Designer cannot display the item error while opening SharePoint 2013 designer workflow

SharePoint Designer cannot display the item error while opening SharePoint 2013 designer workflow

In this post, we will discuss how we can resolve one SharePoint designer issue in SharePoint 2013. The error comes when we try to edit a workflow in SharePoint 2013 designer. The workflows were migrated from moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013 using database upgrade approach. Those workflows were in the 2010 platform.


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When I try to edit or view the workflow it was giving the below error:

SharePoint designer cannot display the item.

SharePoint Designer cannot display the item error while opening SharePoint 2013 designer workflow
SharePoint Designer cannot display the item error while opening SharePoint 2013 designer workflow

We tried opening the same workflow in some other system and it opened correctly.

Then we clear designer cache and it worked for us. Before doing this make sure to close SharePoint 2013 designer.

Delete everything but below folders:
C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SharePoint Designer\ProxyAssemblyCache

Now Restart the designer and try to open the workflow. It should work fine.



Hope it 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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