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Web Part Pages missing after upgrade

  Asked By: Adrianna    Date: Mar 13    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1271

As a result of a WSS v2 gradual upgrade, we're seeing some strange behavior on
one of our sites. The site has a document library which consists of a
collection of web part pages. Navigating to the doc library, I see all of the
files there, but when I try to access them, I get an HTTP 404 error. If I try
to copy the page to my desktop, it says file cannot be found. Any idea how I
can get access to this content once again?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jonathan Scott     Answered On: Mar 13

Have you tried WebDAV thru Windows Explorer?

If the files are still in a v2 content database, you could use any
number of SharePoint Explorer's. The one that James Edelen did while he
was working with us can still be downloaded here:

Answer #2    Answered By: Asia Meyers     Answered On: Mar 13

I went ahead and reverted the site  back to v2 (love that feature!) and the web
part pages  work, so something with the upgrade  seems to be breaking things. Any
idea what might be causing the issues with the upgrade? I gave the DB Explorer
a shot and that's working pretty well on the original content DB.

Answer #3    Answered By: Shelley Reese     Answered On: Mar 13

What if you upgrade  the site  with the reghost all pages  option?

Answer #4    Answered By: Omar Arnold     Answered On: Mar 13

Could you supply the convention for this? Also, a further update: after
playing with the DB Explorer tool a bit more, it looks like some of the aspx
files are missing, even though they seem to show up fine and function properly
on the reverted site. Do you know of any limitation of the DB explorer tool
that could explain this?

Answer #5    Answered By: Christen Roberson     Answered On: Mar 13

I haven't looked at the SharePoint Explorer code for three years; sorry.

As far as using WebDAV goes, map a network drive to the http  location of
the site  (or list) using Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer). At
the end of the wizard it will open a window to that location and add a
shortcut to your Network Places. You can then drag and drop or copy and
paste from/to the document  Library using Windows Explorer. So, you could
drag a copy of all the documents to your desktop.

This approach works in both WSS v2 and WSS v3.

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