I got this error when I tried to restore site and content from higher environment to lower environment

Below are the steps I performed

"top level site settings" -> "Navigation" , selected "Structural navigation" and saved it.


Changed it back to

"Managed Navigation"

Both didn't help

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    I had the exact same issue but after I did what you said above I was then able to go back in and start adding the Termsets, which were then displayed properly. Dec 15, 2017 at 0:03
  • worked for me on SP 2013
    – Tally
    Jun 25, 2018 at 15:31

3 Answers 3


I just came across this error and I figured out that the cause was one of the terms had not been properly saved. After I clicked the save button, this error no longer appeared. Hope this helps.

  • Thanks man, this helps a lot.
    – mdevm
    Jul 3, 2019 at 14:50

I know this question has been here a long time and probably you have already solved it but today I faced the same problem and I came to this place. What I did was to do exactly same as what you did but at two places: Global Navigation and Current Navigation. It worked perfectly. Hope this helps someone.


In o365 modern site, ootb managed nav, clicked create term set

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