Troubleshooting UI flow Playback

Applies to: Power Automate


Fail to run a UI flow.

Verifying issue

Solving steps

If the scenario is not mentioned above, you can try if following steps help to resolve the issue:

  1. Find your UI flow in Power Automate portal and edit your UI flow steps.
    UI flow list page
  2. Extend script and click the step (in following picutre, click "LeftClick2"), you can check the screenshot to see if there is any duplicate recording. 
    Edit steps
  3. For "UIA Element Not Found" issue, this might be caused by various reason, try to enable coordinate based playback. Issue with UI flows - UIAElementNotFound

Tips and tricks


  • Do not use the keyboard and mouse during playback​
  • Try to adjust your app has the same initial state as the recording time​
  • Use the same keyboard and locale setting as recording time​
  • If you are using coordinate offset fallback​
    • Current coordinate-based fallback is conservative and ensures the control is same as what was recorded, including the size​
    • Use the same resolution and scale setting as recording time​
    • Maximize the app size to minimize disruption​


  • Ensure the same keyboard layouts you are using to record will be the same as for playback
  • Use shortcuts instead of clicking. for instance copy paste with ctrl + c & ctrl + v instead of right click copy
  • Use “enter static text” if you are working with strings for better readability​
  • When you insert text into a field already have text inside, you should click ctrl+A and backspace to clear up the field first
  • Playback uses accessibility by default, can fallback to coordinate as well if you turn it on​
    • Use a standard resolution and scale setting that across your recording and playback devices​
    • Maximize the application window that you are recording​
    • Finish the recording in one monitor if possible​