I created 5 different views in a document library and by accidently I went to the edit page of the library and deleted the default document library webpart. Now I added the same doclib webpart again to the page but it no longer displays the views that I created on the right side view filter toolbar. When I goto the document library settings I do see that views still exist for that List. Any idea how can I bring back the view filter for that webpart?


  • Which version are you using: 2007 or 2010? You tagged the question for both. Thanks.
    – Rob Wilson
    Oct 22, 2010 at 15:13
  • Also, do you mean you were in edit mode on the list view page of the library (where you said you were on the edit page)?
    – Rob Wilson
    Oct 22, 2010 at 15:23
  • Actually this happend in 2007 and Yes I was on the AllItems page of the List.
    – user1258
    Oct 25, 2010 at 12:56

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If you're on SharePoint 2010 you can just edit and unghost the page in SharePoint Designer (see Mike Smith's blog post about this isse), on 2007 it might be more tricky since you not just closed, bit actually deleted the default web part. This thread on MSDN lists some advice.

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