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One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to List settings page to delete these fields error in SharePoint 2013

Recently we are working in a MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2013 application, which we were doing through database upgrade approach. When we open a particular SharePoint 2013 site collection, we got an error which says:

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One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to List settings page to delete these fields.

The error also we got when we visit the site settings page and try to change Master Page from the Look and Feel section.

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After a lot of googling, we found out that the problem was there with a hidden list know as “Relationships List”. We followed the below steps to resolve the issue.

– First, we deactivated “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” from the site collection. Then we deactivated all the publishing features from all the subsites. You can check out an article Enable SharePoint 2013 Server Publishing Feature using PowerShell.

– Then we deleted the “Relationships List” from the site. You can open the hidden list in the browser like below:


Then go to the List settings page and delete the list.

– Now go the Site collection and activate “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” again.

Now we are able to open the site collection as well as the subsite.

Hope this will be helpful.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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