I'm getting error "List does not exist" error when I try to enable Site Collection Audit settings. When I click on the Browse button under "Audit Log trimming" it throws an error "List does not exist". Usually the pop up form will display the SharePoint lists and content structure.

I found this solution in Technet forums. Will this help? Have anyone faced similar issue and fixed it.

Possible solution:-

deactivate the Publishing feature at site collection and site level. 1st deactivate at site level and then deactiviate at Site collection level 2nd activate at site collection level and then activate site level. Publishing Feature at site level: SharePoint Server Publishing & SharePoint Server Standard Site features Publishing Feature at site Collection level: & SharePoint Server Standard Site Collection features this will reacreate the corrupted list.

Actual forum post. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en/sharepointadminprevious/thread/078ae118-fe80-47b6-ac33-7af34cf55583

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Deactivate and activate SharePoint Server Publishing at site collection and site level fixed this issue as mentioned in the link


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