I am the admin for a SP2007 MOSS system which is based off of a root site collection at: https://publicsites/

I recently deleted a long existing (but small and seldom used) site collection which was at url:


I then created a new SUB SITE of the root site collection at the same link:


And the link of the new sub site is broken with 404 and File Not Found errors :/. How can I fix this so that the new site will display at the existing link.

I have verified via DocAve that the new sub site exists and works. I even changed the link and added a '1' at the end of the desired site url and everything works as expected.

  • did you reset the IIS? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Jan 8 '14 at 22:20
  • @WaqasSarwarMCSE I did not have to. Please see my answer below. – Realistic Jan 8 '14 at 22:22

Using the answer to this question: Sharepoint 2010 404 Error after Renaming Subsite I was able to fix the error.

Turns out there was a managed path defined in Central Admin for the url I was using that I had to remove.

  • Please mark this as your selected answer to put this question in a correct state :) – Robert Lindgren Feb 27 '14 at 18:32
  • @RobertLindgren Thanks for the reminder. I always forget to come back 2 days later :D – Realistic Feb 27 '14 at 18:34

did you reset the IIS? also try to detach and reattach the Content DBs in which your site collection is. Some times orphan stuff stick in the Content DB.

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