Sunday, November 18, 2012

Trouble-shooting file not found error after export / import of a webpart

I learned something new about exporting and importing a webpart in Sharepoint 2010. Here's the scenario: I exported a form webpart from Sharepoint Designer. Once I imported it to my page, the page would throw this error of "file not found".
When I looked at the logs, it basically said, "there is no Web named http://...."
That lead me to open the exported webpart with NotePad ++ and there I found 5 references to a site path which included the domain name.

I whacked the domain name, leaving only the relative path, saved and imported the webpart again.

That resolved the error.

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