You cannot switch the user account in SharePoint Designer 2013


This article describes how to start Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 as another SharePoint user.

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To start SharePoint Designer 2013 as another SharePoint user, use one of the following methods.

Method 1

Start the Spedesign.exe process by using a different user account. To do this, follow these steps: 
  1. Go to the SharePoint Designer 2013 installation folder. By default, the folder is installed in the following location:

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
  2. Press and hold the Shift key, right-click Spedesign.exe, and then click Run as different user.
  3. Type the credential of the user and then click OK.

Method 2

Log on to Windows by using another user account, and then run SharePoint Designer 2013.

Article ID: 2738178 - Last Review: 12 Oct 2012 - Revision: 1