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Yesterday I messed with the default.master file for our main portal page to allow for more real estate on the site.  Today I noticed that the lists had a problem showing the bread crumbs on every single site, so I created another masterpage for only the lists and document libraries, unfortunately I did not realize what I had done...A bit later I got some complaints about "File Not Found" errors, so I realized that I did not check the file back in.  Later on people start complaining about messages that the list is deleted and I could see it without any problem.  I spent  hours on this problem, then I realized that I need to approve the default.master page.  Remember to check in and approve all default.master pages if you are using any type of publishing site or you will most likely fall into an Occam's Razor like I did.  If you have trouble remembering this problem just remember the movie Contact and the definition of "Occam's Razor", which is the simplest solution is usually the answer to your problem.  You should really go out and see Contact if you haven't.  I would say it's one of the better Science Fiction Films out there.  Have a nice night kids:)

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Comments on this post: Silly Error I should have known better...

# re: Silly Error I should have known better...
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I've done that too. I learned to never test my changes with the System Account. I have a mosstest user that has low-level basic permissions and I always switch user to test.

It takes a few extra minutes, especially when I have to give mosstest some extra permissions for a private area, but it saves me headaches.
Left by AutoSponge on Feb 28, 2008 8:03 AM

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We don't really have test accounts, but I finally have a test server. From now on I am going to start using willing and able readers from the IT Department to test. I wish I had a test reader account it would help me by tenfold, but I believe it's against the company network policy.
Left by MOSSLover on Feb 28, 2008 10:52 AM

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