I am new to SharePoint workflows. I am following along on this video .

Starting at the 24min mark, she discusses The Workflow Tasks list.

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She mentions that I have to publish a workflow for the first time to have it appear.

I created a simple workflow and published it.

Here is what I see:

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How do I get the Workflow Tasks list and Workflow History list to appear? What settings am I missing?

Thank you for taking a look.

2 Answers 2


I was able to get it by creating a new Workflow

  • From designer click on Workflows

  • From ribbon click on List Workflows

  • Select a list you want the workflow to be associated with

  • Click Publish


You need to create a workflow association for the list to be created.

Try publishing a workflow that is linked to a list.

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