How to fix: Recieve error "Unable to display this Web Part" on Data Views after restoring site from backup

Symptoms: After restoring a SharePoint site using site template .STP files, .CMP files, or the stsadm commands import / export all data views / data forms show error messages. Web browser error: “Unable to display this Web Part. To troubleshoot the problem, open this Web page in a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible HTML editor such as…

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Cat’s out of the bag – How to get back attachment functionality with Custom List Forms

IMPORTANT: This issue has now been resolved via an official hotfix from Microsoft. Please see Error message when you try to attach a file in a custom form on the Web site in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: “This form was customized not working with attachment”. As posted by Marc Davis, there is an unsupported workaround…

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How to prevent Supporting Files from being incorrectly set to erroneous page

Symptoms: After replacing normal list form (ListFormWebPart) with custom list form (DataFormWebPart) on any of the supporting files (New, Edit, Display) for a SharePoint list, the list view properties do not work as expected. Hyperlinks for corresponding supporting file will point to erroneous or incorrect location. Example: replacing normal list form with a custom list…

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How to hide search control on default.master

Summary: This post describes how to hide the search control on default.master. The steps described below are applicable for other master pages, as well. Resolution: Open SharePoint Designer 2007. Go to File | Open Site and connect to SharePoint site. Expand out _catalogs -> masterpage -> open default.master. Check out file, if necessary. In Code…

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How to fix: Recurring Meeting Workspace error: ‘g_InstanceID’ is undefined

Note: I’m lifting this from my DataFormWebPart.com blog post, in hopes of the workaround getting more traffic. Scenarios: After changing the master page on a Meeting Workspace site, the recurring meeting workspace hyperlinks under “Select a date from the list below” do not work and throw a JavaScript error. If you create a custom master…

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A small introduction to the SharePoint Designer Support Team Blog

We are excited to provide insight on hot and common issues, supportability, and some how-to’s for Microsoft SharePoint Designer. The blog is solely authored by “support” individuals, so many of our posts will be issue + solution centric. Since we interface with customers day-to-day, we definitely have a unique view and understanding of the problems…

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