Remove a Bad Web Part in SharePoint


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Editor’s note: Contributor Mai Omar Desouki is a Software Consultant at Infusion. Follow her @MaiOmarDesouki

When we develop a web part, we definitely face errors. Unfortunately these errors may prevent you from loading the page. Instead, all you can see is an error! Helpful, I know!

Anyway, the problem is that we want to remove the web part from the page, but we can’t even edit the page at all.

Solution:

Add this QueryString to the URL: ?Contents=1

If this is your URL: http://servername/pages/home.aspx then you will add the QueryString; http://servername/pages/home.aspx?contents=1

You will then see the page as below. Now, you can close or delete the bad web part.

2013-07-31-SharePointBadWebPart-01.png

This works for SharePoint 2007 .. 2010 & 2013 but I’m not sure about earlier versions, but who still uses it anyway!

Hope that helps.

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