Opening WebPart Maintenance Page
What is WebPart Maintenance Page?
WebPart Maintenance page is an OOB page, which is used to manage the
webparts in a webpart page. A webpart which is causing a problem in a webpart
page can be removed using this page. Basically, a WebPart Maintenance page provides
the list of all webparts added in a particular page and options to close or remove
Sometimes after adding a webpart to the page, we get an error page with some
message. But in this error page we wont get any SharePoint controls (like the
SiteActions, Ribbon Menu etc.,), so we cannot edit the page and remove the webpart.
Then we usually go to the edit form of the page (through page library) and then click
on the 'Open Web Part Page in maintenance view' link, which opens the WebPart
Maintenance page to remove the webpart which is causing the problem
Shortcut to open
Instead of going to the Edit Properties form of the page, we can easily open the
WebPart Maitenance page by just adding the following query string to the page
So, if your page URL is 'http://rams/pages/default.aspx' then after
appending the query string it should look like '
Using this approach, we can open the webpart maintenance page for
all the forms pages (like /pages/forms/allitems.aspx?contents=1).
But its not safe to remove or add any webparts in these pages, as they may
effect the normal funcitonality.
This approach works on both MOSS 2007 and SPS 2010.