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  Asked By: Elton    Date: Dec 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 962

Just recently a few of our managers have been receiving notification of
a My Site that is about to be deleted. The message is:

The My Site of employee is scheduled for deletion. As their manager you
are now the temporary owner of their site. This temporary ownership
gives you access to the site to copy any business-related information
you might need. To access the site use this URL:

When the manager attempts to access the site, they are unable to. Even
as a site collection owner and farm administrator, I cannot access the
site. Does anyone know of a way to access these sites to determine if
there are any items that need to be salvaged before deletion takes



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Amanda Lewis     Answered On: Dec 02

They are getting the message  because dead  Web Cleanup is turned on. The
problem is that if its turned on there is a limited period of time before
the dead web will be deleted  entirely. I suspect the mySites in question
have already been deleted by the time you try to browse them. Otherwise you
should be able to get at them as the Farm admin.

Answer #2    Answered By: Cassie Snyder     Answered On: Dec 02

I read the white
paper by Phil Wyklund and was able to get to the sites  to determine
whether there was any information on them.

Answer #3    Answered By: Parijat Pathak     Answered On: Dec 02

Could you share what allowed you to get to the sites? I'm curious why the
managers got the message  but nobody could reach the site.

Answer #4    Answered By: Ella Sargent     Answered On: Dec 02

Sure, I added /_layouts/viewlsts.aspx to the end of their My
Site URL.

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