Orphan is a technical term describing a state of an item without a parent. A term in term store can be orphaned if its parent have been removed, and the term is in used in a list item.

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SharePoint 2013: remove orphan site entry from database

We were moving some sites onto new database, one of the site restoration interrupted and resulted in having one orphan entry in the database. We are not able to restore the site backup with the same ...
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Removing orphaned sites

I have done an in-place upgrade of a SharePoint 2007 farm to SharePoint 2010. I am now trying to run: stsadm -o enumallwebs This command fails with the following error message after enumerating a ...
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Cannot delete orphaned Sharepoint 2007 site

I have a site collection that is listed in Central Admin > Application Management > Site Collection list. When I click on the link there, no details are shown on the right hand side. The site ...
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Remove broken resource relationships between pages and page layouts

We have a page layout that we want to delete from a site collection but according to moss it is still referenced by some publishing pages. The pages that are apparently using the page layout are no ...