Friday, April 4, 2014

Documents missing from SharePoint document sets

I had an issue the other day where a user reported that all of the documents had ‘disappeared’ from their respective document sets in SharePoint 2010.

Sure enough, when I opened the document sets, no documents were listed. If I created a view which didn’t display folders, I saw that the individual documents were still there.

After some analysis, I discovered that the site owner had changed the Welcome Page for the document set content type. When I changed it back to what it should be, the documents were then visible again.

2 comments:

Brittney said...

Did you ever figure out what the cause was for this issue? Or figure out how to get the documents to show up in the document set again?

Jeremy Hancock said...

In my case it was the welcome page in the content type. Changing it back to default fixed it.

"I discovered that the site owner had changed the Welcome Page for the document set content type. When I changed it back to what it should be, the documents were then visible again."