This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 hotfix package that is dated June 11, 2013.
Issues that this hotfix package fixes
Assume that you use SharePoint Designer 2013 to create a workflow on a SharePoint Server 2013 server. Then, you delete the subscription for the workflow on the server. When you open the workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013, you receive the following error message:
failed to load workflow definition.
Assume that you use Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 to create a workflow on a SharePoint Server 2007 server. After you upgrade the server to SharePoint Server 2013, you cannot use SharePoint Designer 2013 to open the workflow.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
To install this hotfix package, you must have SharePoint Designer 2013 installed.
You do not have to restart the computer after you install this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
This hotfix package may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix package contains only the files that you must have to resolve the issue that listed in this article.
The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.