Data at root level is invalid. at line 1 and position 1 in sharepoint 2010 while import publising site into site collection root level. RRS feed

  • Question

  •  create a publishing subsite, then export that site and import it into the root of the site collection

    1. try to create a publising page getting an error "Data at root level is invalid. at line 1 and position 1"

        i have tried the following steps 

    1. Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Modify all site settings. Click on Site Features under Site Administration.

    2. Deactivate SharePoint Server Publishing for all subsites

    3. Reactivate SharePoint Server Publishing for all subsites.

    4. Go  to Site Settings. Click on Master pages and page layouts under Galleries.

    5. Click on Settings->Document Library Settings, click on Advanced Settings

    6. Select Yes under Allow management of content types, Click OK.

    7. Click on Change new button order and default content type under Content Types. Change Page Layout to 1, click OK.

    8. iisreset 

    still i am getting same error.

    could you please any one help on this issue.

    Thanks in advance,


    Thanks & Regards Satish Dugasani

    Friday, July 27, 2012 11:21 AM

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  • I am facing a similar situation. Did you perhaps got a resolution to this problem?


    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 10:56 AM