A SharePoint Online workflow that was copied and pasted from a Workflows Site Object in SharePoint Designer is linked to the source workflow
- You're using SharePoint Designer 2013 with a workflow that's either the SharePoint 2010 or the SharePoint 2013 workflow platform type.
- You highlight a workflow in the Workflows section of Site Objects, and then you use the Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste a workflow.
- Two workflows now exist in the Workflows section of Site Objects, and both have the same name.
If you're using SharePoint Designer 2013, open the workflow, and then copy and paste the actions from one workflow to another.
Remove the linked workflowTo remove the additional linked workflow, follow the steps for the appropriate version of SharePoint.
For SharePoint 2010 workflowsDelete the additional .xml file that was created when the workflow was copied and pasted. To do this, follow these steps:
- Sign in to the affected site by using SharePoint Designer 2013.
- Click All Files, and then click Workflows.
Note Globally Reusable workflows are located in _catalogs/wfpub.
- Click the affected workflow in the list of workflows.
- Select the additional .xml file that has a format similar to wfconfig_copy(1).xml, and then click Delete on the ribbon.
For SharePoint 2013 workflows
- Create a blank workflow.
- Copy the contents of the affected workflow, and then paste the contents to the blank workflow.
- Delete the original workflow.
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Article ID: 2872717 - Last Review: 12/20/2016 12:12:00 - Revision: 9.0
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