Tuesday, 6 August 2013

SharePoint 2010 - Publishing Site 'Pages Library' no-no

Earlier today I wanted to modify the address of the 'Pages' library on a SharePoint 2010 site.  The reason behind this was to make the naming of the folders more user friendly for our developers who would be deploying reports there.

There wasn't a way to do it from the standard GUI, so I decided to modify it in SharePoint Designer (Hey, if SP Designer allows you to do it via GUI, it's safe right? ... right!?).

Bad move, as there's some behind the scenes magic that must be hard-coded to the Pages URL, which breaks the Navigation Settings page (this one: http://[sitecollection]/_layouts/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx).

'An Unknown Error has Occurred' - Great..

I'm sure there would be a way around it, but for the sake of saving a few hours of investigation, don't change the name of your Pages Library!

Ciao ciao!