How to display Web Part Maintenance Page in SharePoint

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, July 19, 2009 - Save & Share - 2 Comments

Often your web part page starts behaving strangely or giving you errors due to some buggy script or web part. This sometimes even stops you to open page in edit mode because of Java Script errors.

Don’t worry, there is a very simple way to delete those web parts. Just append ?contents=1 at the end of the URL of respective page and SharePoint will open the Web Part Maintenance Page for it.

For example, if the URL of problematic page is


then Web Part Maintenance Page url will be


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2 Responses to “How to display Web Part Maintenance Page in SharePoint”

Comment from Sunil
Time June 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm

You saved me from a great mess up…

Thanks a ton.

Comment from Bastiaan Jacobs
Time July 21, 2011 at 4:07 pm


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