SharePoint Designer in Contributor Mode

Problem: SharePoint Designer Automatically switches to Contributor Mode!

Another day, when I was trying to open a SharePoint site in SharePoint Designer, it automatically opened in the contributor mode!


So I tried: Prompt for user name and password security settings in IE, then re-opened the SPD. Yes, It prompted me the user name and pass and opened in the SAME contributor mode, although I have FARM Admin & Site collection admin access rights.

Finally I found the solution:

To get around that, go to, SharePoint Designer’s Menu: Site >> Contributor Settings and then click on the Disable Contributor Settings button.

SharePoint Designer in Contributor Mode

It worked like a charm! 🙂 In case, This doesn’t work for you then, Try adding your account in site owners group.

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - Information Technology Expert with Two-decades of hands-on experience, specializing in SharePoint, PowerShell, Microsoft 365, and related products. He has held various positions including SharePoint Architect, Administrator, Developer and consultant, has helped many organizations to implement and optimize SharePoint solutions. Known for his deep technical expertise, He's passionate about sharing the knowledge and insights to help others, through the real-world articles!

One thought on “SharePoint Designer in Contributor Mode

  • Wonderful. Thanks! u saved me hour(s) of work.


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