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Server Error in Save Site as Template

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 16, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
When I try to save a site as a template, it fails with the following message if I check "include content":     Server Error in '/' Application. ...Any ideas how best to start diagnosing this? The error message recommends that I edit the application's web.config to show custom errors, but, there are 32 web.configs in the sharepoint 14 hive - not sure which one to edit.  The site in question contains one custom list with one custom plain-text column, and one nearly empty page with some text.

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