How to Restore Closed Web Parts in SharePoint ?

Many times developers what they do is, instead of deleting a web part from SharePoint page, they end up clicking on the cross (X) mark on the top right corner of the web part Chrome. This will not delete Web Part from the page instead it will hide the web part.
 
So now the question is How to unhide hidden Web Parts in SharePoint Page?. This article covers the steps for unhiding/restoring the hidden/closed Web Parts. The article also covers approaches for deleting Web Part from the SharePoint Page.
 
To list all the closed web parts on a SharePoint page type the following in the browsers address bar:
 
In the above link replace MySite with name of your site.
 
To restore any of the closed web parts follow these steps:
  • Open the SharePoint page which has hidden/closed web parts
  • Go To Site Actions > Edit Page
  • Select Add Web Part in one of the web part zones on the page
  • In the Add Web Part Page Click on Advanced Web Part Gallery and Options in the bottom right corner
  • Drag the Closed Web Part(s) to the desired Web Part Zone
There are two ways for deleting a Web Part from the SharePoint page. These are as follows:
 
Approach 1:
  • Type http://MySite/Pages/Page.aspx?contents=1 in the browsers address bar (replacing MySite with the name of your site)
  • Selected the Web Part(s) which you want to delete and Click on the “Delete” button
Approach 2:
  • Open the SharePoint page which has from which you want to delete the Web Parts
  • Go To Site Actions > Edit Page
  • Click on the top right corner in the Web Part Chrome and Choose Delete from the drop down
  • Click OK
Note: This approach/demonstration is based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS).
 
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About Dattatrey Sindol (Datta)

Datta is a Microsoft BI Enthusiast, passionate developer, and a blogger. View Full Profile

Posted on September 6, 2009, in MOSS and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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