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  • How to reset the default.aspx page of SharePoint 2003 site to its site definition.

    I have tried many times  by CheckIn/CheckOut but still no option comes to reset the home page (default.aspx) to its site definition.

    Friday, July 19, 2013 10:04 AM

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  • Hi Yogesh,

    Create a new team site .Access the site in below format:

    \\servername\site you will be able to see a a default.aspx page in that explorer view .

    Copy that page and open the site in question the same way you opened the new site and paste that page there.

    i hope this might solve your problem . 


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    Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:45 AM
  • This information can be seen for a few versions of SharePoint in kb article 832811 (click here).

    The full set of instructions I've quoted below but do please ask if you've any questions.

    Restore a corrupted Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 home page

      • Copy the Default.aspx file in the Windows SharePoint Services site that contains the corrupted home page, rename the copy Defaultold.aspx, and then delete the Default.aspx file. To do so, follow these steps:
        1. Start FrontPage 2003, and then open the Windows SharePoint Services site that contains the corrupted home page.
        2. In the Folder List, double-click the   Default.aspx file.
        3. On the File menu, click Save As.
        4. In the Save As dialog box, type   Defaultold.aspx in the File name box, and then click Save.
        5. In the Folder List, right-click the   Default.aspx file, and then click   Delete.
        6. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click   Yes.
      • Create a new Windows SharePoint Services site. To do so, follow these steps:
        1. On the File menu, click   New.
        2. In the New task pane, under   New Web site, click SharePoint team site.
        3. In the Web Site Templates dialog box, click SharePoint Team Site, and then click   OK.
        4. Under Options, type the URL of the new Windows SharePoint Services site.

          For example, you can create the new site as a subsite of the site that contains the corrupted home page. If the URL of the site that contains the corrupted home page is http://<var>ServerName</var>/Sites/TeamSite, you can specify a URL such as http://<var>ServerName</var>/Sites/TeamSite/<var>SubsiteName</var> for your new site.
        5. Open the new site that you created.

          To do so, on the File menu, click Open Site, in the   Site name box, type the URL of the new site that you created earlier in step 2, and then click Open.
        6. In the Folder List, double-click the   Default.aspx file, and then click Copy.  
        7. Change to the original site that contains the corrupted home page, right-click an empty area under the Folder List, and then click Paste.
      • Delete any corrupted Web Parts that are located on the Default.aspx page. To do so, follow these steps:
        1. Connect to the home page (the Default.aspx page) of your original site in your Web browser.
        2. Click Modify Shared Page, and then click Design this Page.
        3. Click the down arrow next to the Web Parts that you want to delete, and then click Delete.
        4. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.
      • Add the Web Parts that you deleted to the Default.aspx page. To do so, follow these steps:
        1. Click Modify Shared Page, click   Add Web Parts, and then click   Browse.
        2. Add the Web Parts that you want to your home page.

          For example, drag the Announcements Web Part and the Events Web Part to the page.
      • If the Home link is missing from the top link bar, add the link to the home page back to the top link bar. To do so, follow these steps:
        1. In FrontPage 2003, open the site (if it is not already open).
        2. In the Folder List, double-click the   Default.aspx file.
        3. In the link bar, click add link.
        4. In the Add to Link bar dialog box, type Home in the Text to display box, click the Default.aspx file, make sure that   Default.aspx is displayed in the Address box, and then click OK.
        5. Double-click the link bar.
        6. In the Link Bar Properties dialog box, click the General tab, and then in the Links box, make sure that Home link appears at the top of the list.
      • After you finish recovering the home page, delete the Defaultold.aspx file. To do so, follow these steps:
        1. In the Folder List, right-click the   Defaultold.aspx file, and then click   Delete
    1. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click   Yes.
    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 10:42 PM
    Answerer