Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Restore Built-In Views After Deleted
Posted by Joey Stewart (M-Files) on 25 March 2019 10:44 PM

1. Overview
When a built-in View is deleted in error, there is a solution to restore it.

2. Impacted Products and Versions
All M-Files versions.

3. Symptoms
1. Built-in View isn't accessible to anyone. If the taskbar shortcut is active, an error may be presented when the shortcut is chosen as, "Not Found".

4. Cause and Reason
Built-in View was removed in error and needs to be restored.

5. Solution / Workaround

  • Create a new Test Vault or Sample Vault where the view works.
  • Make some changes to the view settings and apply the change. (ie. For any built-in Views. Right-click the "Assigned to Me" View -> properties -> add any condition-> save) (see 'Demonstration' Screenshot #1)
  • Undo the change and apply (save) again, so the View is back to its original settings, but the version number is now two numbers higher.
  • Export the structure of "Assigned to Me" View from Sample Vault or Test Vault. (see 'Demonstration' Screenshot #2)
  • Replicate the updated View to the Vault where it is broken. Import the content package to the Vault where you can't see the "Assigned to me" View.
  • Built-in View that was deleted, is now restored.

6. Demonstration & Reference Documentation

Screenshot #1

Screenshot #2

M-Files Content Replication Knowledge Base Article

 view settings on test vault.jpg (256.95 KB)
 export structure.jpg (153.10 KB)
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