After installing SharePoint Designer 2013 and MS Office 2013 on my Win7 64-bit laptop, SharePoint Designer 2010 crashes every time I try to open a site. Can SharePoint Designer 2010 and 2013 coexist?

  • I don't get a crash but I've been having severe issues with being able to check in and out documents. – Matt Jun 18 '13 at 16:30

Yes, you can install both versions of SharePoint Designer on the same machine. They just need to be the same edition (32-bit or 64-bit).

You might be able to fix your current situation by uninstalling both. Then install designer 2013 first and then designer 2010. And make sure that both are either 32-bit or 64-bit versions of designer (also needs to be the same edition of Office 2013).

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    I'll try reinstalling, but everything is 32-bit already and of course SPD2010 was install 1st. – Derek Mar 1 '13 at 17:29
  • How can I set the default Designer to be used ? – haknick Apr 24 '13 at 16:09
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    Don't mess with the 64-bit versions of Office or SPD, unless you have a need for a particular obscure feature that is only available in 64-bit. Installing everything as 32-bit will steer you clear of trouble. – Derek Gusoff Jun 7 '13 at 20:56
  • Works for me on Windows 7 x64/64-bit with both versions of SPD being x32/32-bit. But I also installed SPD 2010 before installing SPD 2013 as hinted elsewhere on the web (dimitri.spgurus.com/blogs/2013/11/12/…). – joweiser Oct 29 '15 at 15:07

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