I'm a relative beginner at using SharePoint Foundation 2010.

When I try to view or modify 'Documents' or 'Assets' libraries, an unexpected error occurs:

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And when I try to insert either of these libraries into any of my web pages, I get the following error:

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But I can view all the files saved in the libraries in SharePoint Designer, and up until a few days ago, the libraries were working just fine.

I've tried to create a new list or library but I also get the 'An unexpected error has occurred' message.

And, although perhaps unrelated, I also get the same error when trying to create a new Site or Workspace.

As far as I'm aware, I have full control of the site.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

EDIT: After making no changes to the site since I posted this issue, when I loaded up SharePoint today I found that I can no longer access any of the pages/sites (apart from than the home page). All I get is the 'an unexpected error occurred' message. What is going on here?

  • did you seen any errors any uls logs in webfront end server or event viewer errors related sharepoint?
    – adilahmed
    Commented Dec 7, 2016 at 6:30
  • Where would I find those?
    – jm00548
    Commented Dec 7, 2016 at 9:14

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Run following command in SharePoint Management Shell

Replace your correlation id get-splogevent -starttime (get-date).addminutes(-20) | where-object { $_.correlation -eq "correlation id" } | fl message > c:\errors.txt

Open local(C:) drive and check in errors file. You can get actaul error.

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