Sunday, September 25, 2011

SharePoint 2010 - Save List as Template is missing

Saving a list / library as a template is a very useful feature when we need to reuse a list / library. This gives the ability to create any number of lists / libraries based on a template. The ability to include content in the template makes this a very useful feature. As an example we use this feature to maintain all our check lists. (We use a checklist for releasing a new version of our products and this gets updated regularly. So each time when it gets updated we save the latest list as a template. Then for the next version we use this template to create a new check list.)

Recently I came across an unusual bug where the link “save list as template” is not showing under list settings. This happened for one particular list only. After some research I found this blog post by Prasath which gives a simple workaround. All you need to do is go to list / library settings page and change its URL  (change the "listedit" to "savetmpl").

Thanks Prasath. That solved my problem Smile.


  1. I would like to thank both of you as I was facing the same problem since some days and finally now after long search the solution is in my hand.

  2. To be more specific, change the string in URL from "listedit.aspx" to "savetmpl.aspx". Remove the question mark to the right of .aspx and any other characters to the right in the query string.

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