Content type ‘0x01010007FF3E057FA8AB4AA42FCB67B453FFC100E214EEE741181F4E9F7ACC43278EE811’ not found in web ‘http://SharePoint:5001’.

I was working on a system yesterday which appeared to be working fine. However, I noticed that when I tried to create a new page, I got this error:

Content type ‘0x01010007FF3E057FA8AB4AA42FCB67B453FFC100E214EEE741181F4E9F7ACC43278EE811’ not found in web ‘http://SharePoint:5001’.

Obviously if you are here you may have different numbers where I have ‘0x01010007FF3E057FA8AB4AA42FCB67B453FFC100E214EEE741181F4E9F7ACC43278EE811’ and a different server / farm name (although the other examples I have seen on the web had the same UID for the Content Type).

Nevertheless, running the repair option on the SharePoint Settings and Configuration Wizard made the problem disappear like dew on a hot morning. I don’t think this sort of error would be caused by a database corruption (The SaCW doesn’t do much with the DB), so it was probably related to improper security applied on one of the folders or assets in the 12 hive.

There were also some other indications out on the WWW that indicated a similar sort of problem might be experienced through an 03 to 07 SharePoint upgrade.

Thanks to Naspinski for highlighting the problem and the solution. This site may also have an answer that is more "Enterprise-Friendly" than re-running the setup, but I didn’t spot it until this morning – http://sharepointknowledgebase.blogspot.com/2009/03/content-type-0x01010007ff3e057fa8ab4aa4.html.

Cheers!

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About Brad Saide

I'm a SharePoint consultant. I'm also slowly going bald, seem to have a permanent spare tyre around my waist and enjoy socialising with friends over a beer or 10. The last 2 may possibly be related. Started working with SharePoint when the first version was in limited beta release (participated in the Technology Adoption Program while at Woolworths) and have been committed to the adoption of the technology as a business enabler ever since.
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