Corrupted List Url Fix: Link to SharePoint List points to /_layouts/listedit.aspx?List=[ListGuid]

Issue

Had an issue at a client where a SharePoint task list got corrupted.

The issue had come about due to the list being copied using Metalogix SharePoint Migration Manager within the same site. The copy of the list had been corrupted so that if you clicked on “View All Site Content”, then clicked on the list name you were taken to the Edit List Settings page (/_layouts/listaspx.aspx?List=[GuidOfList]). Once in the list settings page, clicking on the breadcrumb to take you back to the list would take you to the web application homepage.

Solution

The fix was actually quite straightforward, if you typed in the url of the list correctly, http://sharepointsiteurl/sites/site/lists/My%20List%20Name, you could access the default list view with no problem. So I used a similar method to fix that I have used in this blog post, Manage Content and Structure error.

To fix:-

  • Delete the list using List Settings->Delete this list.
  • Restore the list from the recycle bin

Voila! The link within “View All Site content” is now working as expected.

3 Comments

  1. I have the same story with Libraries. But when I go to View all site content, it is not there. Can you advise? Do you think it was permamently deleted?

    Reply

    1. I can’t tell you if your document library has been permanently deleted but you could check in a couple of places in case it hasn’t
      Have a look in the recycle bin and see if there library is there? Also check the Site Collection Admin recycle bin.

      When do you last remember the document library being available?
      Normally content stays in the recycle bin for 30 days before being perm deleted. That is the default setting.

      Regards
      Simon

      Reply

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