When editing (already existing) pages users are getting an unexpected error which in logs shows that the file:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Resources\filename.en-US.resx

Cannot be found. The only file we have on our servers however is:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Resources\filename.resx

We don't appear to have any localised version of these files. And the issue isn't happening on newly made sites.

I read somewhere web parts were having issues with the KB284486 patch.

Does anyone have any ideas?

  • Is it sub site where you get file not found exception? Nov 30, 2016 at 11:04
  • @VirajGorajia It's happening on all sites/subsites that were made. New sites don't seem to have the issue. Nov 30, 2016 at 11:32

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Try this:

If possible try putting the resource files in `

C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories(SharePoint Site)Port\App_GlobalResources


(SharePoint site)Port should be the virtual directory where you are deploying to solution

Try following commands with command prompt

cd /d "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Resources"

copy filename.resx filename.en-US.resx

  • Resource files are already in that location. I just need to update the existing sites resource files so that it points to filename.resx instead of filename.en-US.resx Nov 30, 2016 at 11:54
  • Have you added file in 14 hive? Nov 30, 2016 at 11:56
  • Yes it's already there. Nov 30, 2016 at 11:56
  • Have you checked the name of file? Nov 30, 2016 at 11:57
  • The file hasn't been changed, its a custom file that we made and had been working fine until now. It's looking for a localized version of the file. Nov 30, 2016 at 11:58

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