"To open this file, you must first install Microsoft InfoPath 2013 on this computer" message when you use SharePoint Designer to edit a SharePoint Online workflow

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When you click a Microsoft InfoPath form from the workflows settings page in Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013, you receive the following message:
To open this file, you must first install Microsoft InfoPath 2013 on this computer.


Microsoft has a released a fix for this issue. You can download this fix from the following Microsoft websites.
For x64-based systems
For x86-based systems


This issue occurs after you receive the latest Microsoft SharePoint Online service update. 

Still need help? Go to the Office 365 Community website.


Article ID: 2804405 - Last Review: February 27, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises (pre-upgrade)
  • Microsoft Office 365 for small businesses  (pre-upgrade)
  • Microsoft Office 365 for education  (pre-upgrade)
  • Microsoft SharePoint Online
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