File not found [solved]

26. November 2012 0 By Uli Netzer
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After importing [stsadm –o import –url http://myurl –filename d:\exports\filetoimport.cmp] a site from a SharePoint export to my SharePoint server I opend the URL and got the following error: “File not found”
File not found

After looking around I found nothing. What file could SharePoint mean? The first thing I always try is to open the “/_layouts/settings.aspx” If the page opens this is a good hint to where the problem could be. If you check the Pages library (if Publishinging Feature is activated) you will see a page with a name like Home (default) for example. This is the page the users seePageLayoutCatalog first when opening the site. This is defined under “Look and Feel” – Welcome page. To every page there is a Page layout and a master page that both need to be in the gallerie in order for the page to display at all. If any of these 2 pages are not there the “File not found” error will show up. These files will not be in the export because these files are part of the file system and not the Database of the site. When you upload the files to the “Master pages and page layouts” Gallerie be sure to check the files in or the files can not be accessed. In this library you will also find the PageLayoutxxx.aspx and default.master files. The master file is set under “Look and Feel” – Master Page settings.