SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2016, via SharePoint 2013-Workflow Crash

August 27, 2017

Problem:
Migration from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2016, via SharePoint 2013 – Based on Native Approach.
(Assuming same for Migration from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016)
When workflow is opened in SharePoint Designer, it goes for crash screen as below.

Solution:
Open SP Designer, such that go to: All Files >> Workflows >> target workflow.


You will see following files related to Workflow, Open file with .oxml such that use : Open with: SharePoint Designer (as Text).
Checkout file.

Change assembly version from 14.0.0 to 16.0.0
Or for Migration from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016, change from 15.0.0 to 16.0.0
Save file, Check-in.
Now open workflow again. the crash screen, will not appear.

Also delete SharePoint Designer cache at following location.

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Web Server Extensions\Cache
C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache

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