Site content and structure missing in SharePoint 2016/2013

site content and structure sharepoint 2013

In this SharePoint 2016 tutorial, I will explain how to resolve Site content and structure missing in SharePoint 2016/2013 error. I will show how to enable content and structure in SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016. Solve site content and structure SharePoint 2013/2016 missing issue.

Site content and structure missing in SharePoint 2016/2013 Issue


I want to move a few folders and subsites from one location of the site collection to another location in SharePoint 2016. I am not able to see “Content and structure” option in site setting to move a folder and site without any 3rd party tool.

You can see below there is not the Content structure is not presented under Site Administration like below:

Site content and structure missing in SharePoint 2016/2013
Site content and structure missing in SharePoint 2016/2013

By using Site content and structure we can manage the whole content easily.

How to enable content and structure in SharePoint 2013/2016

Site content and structure will come with “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” feature. Follow the below steps to enable this feature to enable “Content and Structure” in SharePoint 2013 / 2016.

1. Navigate site settings

Site content and structure missing in SharePoint 2016/2013
manage site content and structure sharepoint 2013

2. Click on Site Collection features under “Site Collection Administration

enable site content and structure sharepoint 2013
enable site content and structure sharepoint 2013

3. Activate “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure

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work with site content and structure SharePoint 2013

4. Once you activate this feature you will see this feature as part of site administration features.

content and structure sharepoint 2013 missing
content and structure sharepoint 2013 missing

5. Once you click on this option you will see as below.

how to enable content and structure in sharepoint 2013
how to enable content and structure in sharepoint 2013

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Hope this helps to solve SharePoint 2013/2016 site content and structure missing issue and how to enable content and structure in SharePoint 2013/2016.

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About Krishna Vandanapu

I am Krishna.Vandanapu a SharePoint architect working in IT from last 12 years, I worked in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. I have extensive hands on experience in customizing SharePoint sites from end to end. Expertise in SharePoint migration tools like Sharegate, Doc Ave and Metalogix. Migrated SharePoint sites from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and 2010 to 2013 several times seamlessly. Implementing CSOM with Microsoft best practices. Spent quality time in configuring SharePoint application services like User Profile, Search, Managed Meta data services etc. Now exploring SharePoint Framework and SharePoint 2019

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