I have hosed my workflow somehow. Rather than continue to gut it in vain, I want to rollback to a previous version. How do I accomplish this?

  • IN SPD 2013 its not working Try with SPD 2010 – user42573 May 21 '15 at 7:09
  • SD2010 will not open SD2013 sites. – Shamus Aug 31 '17 at 17:51

This blog explains how to use SharePoint Designer to restore a previous version of a workflow in detail.


  1. Go to the folder All Files in SharePoint designer (use SharePoint Designer 2010 if connecting with a SharePoint 2013 farm or you'll get a server busy error), when you have opened your site
  2. Open Workflow folder
  3. Locate your workflow and expand it (+)
  4. For each file: Right click and click "Version history", select the correct version and click restore
  5. Restart SharePoint designer
  6. Open the version the normal way (not via All Files), and Publish

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