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When checking out the Home.aspx page I receive this error.

Server error: The URL is invalid. It may refer to a nonexistent file or folder or refer to a valid file that is not in the current Web

I have read and checked the log files based on this article and we are not having any issues with disk space.

The file is checked out (even though it isn't initially indicated) and all of the webparts go missing. It happens both in the designer and from the web interface. I am really at a loss as to what to do to fix this issue, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Is this a publishing page? You might have an issue with the publishing page layout URl being invalid or pointing to a URl which is not an alternate access mapping. If you go into the pages library so you can see the home page listed there then hover over the value for the layout field on that page, look to see what the URl is. Is it valid? –  PlanetWilson Jun 27 '12 at 9:10
    
Are you using the hostname, ip address or localhost to connect to the site? I would double check that. You could also try fiddler and inspect the actual request. –  Joel Tipke Feb 14 at 22:08
    
Do you either fiddler or IE Dev tools (or any other browser based debugger) look for authentication/access denied errors - my guess is that within the actual master pages some artifact (image, css, etc.) you are not allowed to access it - which throws this error. –  C. Marius - MVP Mar 15 at 11:56
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I had the same problem and found this very simple solution which worked for me.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/4cadb1a7-d933-4b35-b115-2b5e2bb1d504/cannot-complete-this-action-the-url-pageshomeaspx-is-invalid-it-may-refer-to-a-nonexistent?forum=sharepointgeneralprevious

The above link offers more detail, but simply put, this is what I did.

Take content from problem file and copy into new file. Rename old file (e.g. home_old.aspx) and then rename new file (home.aspx). Very simple.

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This is most probably happen in following case. Please check some checkpoint to solved this error:

  1. SharePoint Database Server should have minimum 1 GB free space.
  2. SharePoint Site application pool user/password is not expired.
  3. Reset IIS and Recycle Application Pool of SharePoint site.

This will solve your error.

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