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List does not exist The page you selected contains a list that does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user.

Are you a SharePoint developer and currently struggling with a SharePoint error, telling you “List does not exist The page you selected contains a list that does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user”? I struggled a long time with this error and none of the entries in Blog Posts that I found were worth a dime. What happened to me was that I was developing a SharePoint 2013 customization that upon Feature Activation creates a bunch of SharePoint Artefacts. Among those also a couple of lists. These lists, when called from the quick launch menu, are loaded by their Url. When I would then click the ribbon to load the List Settings the error occurred. After some time it daunted to me that while the list is loaded by its Url, the List Settings page is called by referencing the List ID e.g. “/_layouts/15/listedit.aspx?List=%7B98B7232C%2D8675%2D4FDB%2DB238%2DAB34D398A95D%7D”. Whilst I was testing a timer job I had briefly changed the date of my server to a future date and as of from that date the browser found a newer entry for a given page in its cache. So the solution was simple: Empty the browser cache (or never change the date of your development environment).

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