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HOWTO: Export a list with SP

When you try to export a SharePoint list you get an error messages saying it can’t be done.

SharePoint ExportList

“To export a list, you must have a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation-compatible application.”

Searching this error message easily finds the root of the problem. There is a problem with the Office 64 bit version. It doesn’t work with SP. These solutions generally tell you to uninstall your 64 bit office and install a 32 bit version. Happily there is a much easier solution.

Despite the error message the export actually works! Notice the yellow bar at the bottom of your browser. Simply save the .iqy file normally and open it with Excel. It’s that simple. The error message is certainly a nuisance but does not actually stop the export.


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Sharepoint 2007 Document Library Files Missing


Missing Library Files

If you are missing library files as if they’ve been deleted, first check the recycle bin.

All instructions are for SharePoint 2007. Different versions will require different instructions.

  1. From the top-level site select “site actions”, click “site settings”, click “modify all site settings”
  2. Click “Recycle Bin” under “site central administration”
  3. Make sure to check the end user recycle bin and the “deleted from end user recycle bin”

Next make sure the View wasn’t altered to Filter for an item that doesn’t exist.

  1. Go to the List in Question
  2. From the View drop-down choose Modify this View
  3. Scroll down to the Filters Section
  4. Verify that Show all items in this view is selected

If the documents are not listed in the recycle bin or filtered to not appear it’s possible that the view has become corrupted.

Missing Library Files Solution:

You should create a new view for the document library and make it the default view.

  1. Go to the List in Question
  2. From the View drop-down choose Create View
  3. Name the View as desired
  4. Make it the default view
  5. Save the view

If your documents are now visible then you will want to go back and delete the corrupted view.

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Windows 8 Prompts for SharePoint Login Continually


Internet Explorer & SharePoint 
SharePoint Internet Explorer


As our team gets new computers more of us are on Windows 8 and we noticed that Internet Explorer continually prompts for authentication when going to our SharePoint site. We have a solution to end this annoyance!

Internet Explorer Solution:

  1. Open IE
  2. Navigate to your SharePoint Site and login
  3. Click the Cog icon – Tools and choose internet options
  4. Next, click the Security Tab
  5. Then, click Local Intranet
  6. After that, click the Sites button
  7. Then, click the Advanced button
  8. Click Add
  9. Finally, close your way out of the dialog boxes
  10. Tada!

I hope this helps you end a very annoying problem. I know I’m happier!

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