Tag: page layout

Recover from broken pages in SharePoint 2010

I’ve used various mod’s of this trick for different CMS’s over the years, here’s the one for SharePoint 2010 (thanks itgroove  Sean!).

So you’ve applied a new master page or page layout, tinkered with something you didn’t think was going to break in the UI, and now you’re left with a mangled wreck of a site layout  or an error screen you can’t seem to backtrack out of.

A simple thing to try: type in your site root and type in any page out of the main /_layouts folder, so something like:/

http://mysite.com/_layouts/settings.aspx

With any luck you will be returned to the pristine joy of the out-of-the-box SharePoint Master Page main site settings.