The left navigation menu disappeared from my SharePoint 2019 servers (2 Web Front Ends and 2 SQL Back Ends, all with the latest OS, SharePoint, and SQL patches) recently. I've tried the following:

  1. Create a new Site Collection in the existing Web Application
  2. Create a new web application and a new site collection within it

All show the same issue.

For reference, I've placed a screenshot below showing the blank left nav. To generate that screenshot, I created a new web application, created a new site collection in it (team site) and nothing else.

I welcome ideas as I am new to SharePoint 2019. Thanks!

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  • Have you checked the console/network tabs in your browser for errors? Presumably you would have some failed web requests, where SharePoint is trying to load the navigation? Aug 1, 2022 at 10:22

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The problem is caused by an old JavaScript file being cached in the browser. Please find the below article and follow the steps.

Solve Left Navigation Missing Issue In SP 2019

I hope this will fix your issue, if so please do mark this as the answer.

Thank you...

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