Cannot copy and modify workflows in subsites (Sharepoint Designer 2010)

Tip of the day: “The workflow is read only…”

If you try to copy & modify an out of the box workflow in Sharepoint Designer 2010 from a subsite (like http://litware/dest where http://litware is the root site),


You will get the following warning :


And if you answer Yes, you will have the following error message


…and if you click Details, you will see this :


==>solution : only Copy and Edit workflows from the root site of your site collections !


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