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File not found error in Sharepoint

Issue: After doing import or restoring from backup the home page gives error as "File not Found"

Solution: This is very generic error. To know more about the issue, enable the details log for error message. Follow the steps below to enable the logging that can give you details obout the error message.

  1. Navigate Here:
    C:\inetpub\wwroot\wss\Virtual Directories\<your web app's virtual directory>
    1. You can also open IIS
    2. Expand Sites
    3. Right click on your SharePoint site
    4. Choose explore
    5. proceed to step 2
  2. Copy and paste the web.config file (making a backup)
  3. Open web.config using notepad
  4. Search for “CallStack” , set this equal to true
  5. Search for “Custom”, set the customerrors = “Off”
  6. Save the web.config file and refresh your page in the browser

This will give details of error message and you can troubleshoot further.

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Commented By: Adrian On: 04-12-2015



We are a NY-based hosting
company, and we would like to sponsor text link and ad banners on your site that
link to our site


Samples as below:


2-word text link (SharePoint
Hosting) :


Blog post: 




Let me know
what you can offer.




Adrian Gates

Marketing Manager

Commented By: Adrian On: 27-10-2015



We are a NY-based SharePoint
hosting company, and we would like to know more about sponsoring post
links/banners on your site and getting exposure for our business.


Would really appreciate if
we could have a dialog on how to take this business proposal ahead.


Looking forward to an email
from you on this at the earliest.





Adrian Gates

Marketing Manager

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