My co-worker ran a backup of our SP 2010 Enterprise test environment and one of the files that failed to backup was servername/SF/projects/walt/Images Images1/~Views. I only have access to files from the web and SharePoint Designer and can't find where this path points to. Does anyone know what ~Views means?

  • what is the file type, imgae /document?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Oct 14, 2014 at 16:44
  • @WaqasSarwarMCSE I'm not sure what the file type is because the URL ends with just ~Views and nothing else.
    – clk
    Oct 14, 2014 at 17:07

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I have experienced this before, not sure how the page was created though it is working when I am navigating to the site with tilde "~". This seems to be just any other normal character that is used in the URL.

Please see additional discussions here https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6252471/what-is-the-use-of-tilde-in-url

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