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SharePoint Server 2010 Site Suddenly Dissapeared - 404 Error RRS feed

  • Question

  • I created a site in a brand new SharePoint Server 2010 environment.  Now when I browse to the site, I get a 404 error.  The site has suddenly vanished. The link to the site still remains in SharePoint, but it's not there!  I tried running the SP Prod and Tech Config Wizard, rebooting, etc...

    No one is even using this environment.

    Any ideas?

    Did anyone at Microsoft test SharePoint Server or Project Server before launch?  This 2010 release is so full of bugs.  Sorry to rant.

    Monday, October 11, 2010 12:56 AM

Answers

  • Hi Joe Blow 1234,

    most of the time I have seen a 404 Error is because someone deleted the default.aspx. Make sure that your site or web still exists by using either powershell (Get-SPWeb http://yoursite or Get-Spweb http://yoursite/subsite if it is a subsite) or looking into central administration->application Management->view all site collections (which obviously will only work for sitecollections).

    If your site exists brows to your admin recycle bin of the site appending /_layouts/AdminRecycleBin.aspx (if it is a subsite that is missing you have to append that to the corresponding top level site). Look for a aspx page in both levels.

    If you don't find your aspx page in the recycle bin  then browse to http://yoursite/pages/forms and define a new homepage.

    • Marked as answer by Stanfford Liu Thursday, October 21, 2010 8:35 AM
    Monday, October 11, 2010 6:02 AM

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  • Hi Joe Blow 1234,

    most of the time I have seen a 404 Error is because someone deleted the default.aspx. Make sure that your site or web still exists by using either powershell (Get-SPWeb http://yoursite or Get-Spweb http://yoursite/subsite if it is a subsite) or looking into central administration->application Management->view all site collections (which obviously will only work for sitecollections).

    If your site exists brows to your admin recycle bin of the site appending /_layouts/AdminRecycleBin.aspx (if it is a subsite that is missing you have to append that to the corresponding top level site). Look for a aspx page in both levels.

    If you don't find your aspx page in the recycle bin  then browse to http://yoursite/pages/forms and define a new homepage.

    • Marked as answer by Stanfford Liu Thursday, October 21, 2010 8:35 AM
    Monday, October 11, 2010 6:02 AM
  • I'm having same issue as well.

    Browing to http://localhost returns 404. It's a fresh installation of SharePoint 2010 Foundation Server.

    I have verified  /_layouts/AdminRecycleBin.aspx  and didn't find anything there. I also tried browsing to http://localhost/pages/forms and it returns 404 as well.

    However, http://localhost/sites/<sitename> works. I have installed SharePoint on default port (80) for now.

    What could be wrong here?

    Saturday, November 20, 2010 12:14 AM
  • I am having the same issue as well:

     http://localhost returns 404

     /_layouts/AdminRecycleBin.aspx is empty

    http://localhost/pages/forms returns 404 as well

    Newly created subsites are working fine. I checked the root site with power shell and everything else seems to be fine.

    This is also a fresh installation.

     

     

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:03 PM
  • I have the same exact problem.

    Did anyone find a solution?

    Friday, March 2, 2012 2:13 PM