How to resolve the Server side activites have been updated.You need to restart sharepoint designer to use the updated version of activites. this error in the sharepoint designer.Please help me to sort it out the issue

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Approach 1: Clear the cache folders

How to Clear Your SharePoint Designer 2010/2013 Cache.

  • Navigate to the "File" menu then select "Options" -> "General" -> "Application Options".
  • On the “General” tab, under the “General” heading, uncheck “Cache site data across SharePoint Designer sessions”.

If you've just deployed some custom workflow activities to your site, this will probably solve your problem (and you should clear the cache folders every time you deploy custom activities). If the error occurs spontaneously, this approach often won't help.

Approach 2: Reinstall SharePoint Designer

This might work if you've got a preview version of SharePoint Designer installed. If not, it's unlikely to help. It didn't work for me, and it didn't work for countless others on the forums.

Approach 3: Install SharePoint Designer on another machine

This one kind of annoys me... it usually works, but it's hardly a practical solution to the problem.


  • Still no luck same issue persist.
    – user42024
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 11:19
  • @user42024 Have you tried this update? I've used this one on my latest Dev-VM microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48546
    – Benny Skogberg
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 12:03
  • I am getting error as expected system was not found on the system.When i am trying to update the software.
    – user42024
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 5:28
  • Then uninstall your 64 bit version, and install the 32 bit version.
    – Benny Skogberg
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 5:47
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    It worked after unistall the Vs 2017 .
    – user42024
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 7:33

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