The Treeview navigation seems to have broken my intranet .

Hmmmmmmm  sometimes issues with SharePoint are like buses - earlier I found that could not open any word documents until installed Office 2010 SP2 32-bit but that is not why I am here :-( .

I am developing a new intranet for a client and am testing out a load of OOTB features to see which ones will best meet requirements we have defined,  ahead of a live deployment.  This led me to the Treeview widget to see if it will help with navigation.   I enabled it on the top level home site which worked but showed way too much information for my users. Hence, I went  over to a member of the team to see what there view looks like ( without SC admin / site owner privileges).

He got this error ( see below) - turns our everyone does now include me ( after a refresh) !  Ouch. Now this maybe due to our thin client environment .  However this very strange. The only person who has ever changed the master page is me earlier this week when I enabled the breadcrumb but we have all been using this for days - have never touched the control shown in error.   I will see if anybody in the IT team hasn't been fiddling with the farm but I suspect I am the cause of this disaster ......

Now, I need to remove the treeview feature via settings but I don't seem to be able to navigate to / _settings. 

I can access the site via SharePoint designer 

I created a replica site albeit unpopulated on my laptop so I can copy untouched  master pages  if needed. 

I just need to get this fixed asap!!!!


January 16th, 2014 12:52pm

If you can get in via SharePoint Designer, you should be able to uncheck 'Enable Tree View' in the settings block of the main page and save it there. 

  • Marked as answer by DanTheManXX 3 hours 33 minutes ago
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January 16th, 2014 1:13pm

Hi skcooke

As in Ribbon bar ->  admin page button - doh! Done and home site is now accessible - thanks. I will try that next time rather than going directly to the browser and then _settings.aspx. Hmmm will try the treeview again but not when in a hurry to leave the office lol..

January 17th, 2014 3:40am

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