In Power Automate for desktop version 2.14, users cannot edit or run desktop flows with error message “Failed to deserialize Flow”.


The desktop flow contains disabled actions that have been copy/pasted.

Affected actions are:

  • If Image

  • If window

  • If window contains

  • If webpage contains

  • Wait for image

  • Wait for window

  • Wait for window content

  • Wait for webpage content

There is a bug when deserializing the pasted script, and a DISABLE statement gets inserted which causes the flow to fail to deserialize.


Update Power Automate for desktop to version or later. A new version that resolves this issue was released on 17th of November 2021.

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