From a few days I can no longer publish with the SharePoint Designer old and new Workflows that contain a simple approval process Action, like this

->    Start Approval (7) process on Current Item with Alessandro Cosi

I am now receiving this error when attempting to publish:

An error occurred while trying to fetch data from your Sharepoint site.

  • did you see any error in event log? any other information because this is very generic error.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Oct 9, 2014 at 15:05
  • check may be this solve the issue sriramkunapuli.com/2011/05/05/…
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Oct 9, 2014 at 15:20
  • I'm sorry I'm not very expert, you can tell me how can I Access the event log? Oct 10, 2014 at 12:12
  • I checked, in the site web.config file the below entry was already present <serviceHostingEnvironment aspNetCompatibilityEnabled=”true” /> under <system.serviceModel> Oct 10, 2014 at 14:35
  • try this link windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/… and open the event viewer and check all categories around the time it crashed...any other information / error you suspect which will help us to determine the root cause...
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Oct 10, 2014 at 14:38

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I have solved the Problem ..... My Sharepoint Designer 2013 was 64 bit, I have installed the 32 bit Version and now can i publish my workflow!

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