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Web Parts zones are empty after exporting and Importing Personal Web Package

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 20, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
  1. I exported a site to a Personal Web Package using SharePoint Designer 2007 after expanding all the directories in Designers folder list that I wanted to copy from. 
  2. I created an empty site collection using SharePoint Central Administration.
  3. I imported the Personal Web Package into the empty site collection.
  4. I corrected all the hard-coded links.
  5. I set the default.master to be the default master.
  6. When I opened the site all of the web part zones that had been filled by custom-made web parts whether they were pageviewer webparts, dataview webparts or image webparts, were empty.  Only those webpart zones that were included by default like those on non-customized DispForm and NewForm pages contained any webparts. 
  7. I have been informed that this is not the way that this tool is supposed to behave.


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