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August 22, 2008 / red1s

FatalError: Guid should contain 32 digits with 4 dashes (xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx)


Ha I’m sure you’ve all seen this bad boy error while exporting a site!

[8/22/2008 4:06:27 PM]: FatalError: Guid should contain 32 digits with 4 dashes (xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx).
   at System.Guid..ctor(String g)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.FieldTemplateSerializer.ParseLookups(SPField fieldTemplate, ExportObjectManager objectManager)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.FieldTemplateSerializer.GetDataFromObjectModel(Object obj, SerializationInfo info, StreamingContext context)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.DeploymentSerializationSurrogate.GetObjectData(Object obj, SerializationInfo info, StreamingContext context)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.XmlFormatter.SerializeObject(Object obj, ISerializationSurrogate surrogate, String elementName, Boolean bNeedEnvelope)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.XmlFormatter.Serialize(Stream serializationStream, Object topLevelObject)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.ObjectSerializer.Serialize(DeploymentObject deployObject, Stream serializationStream)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.SPExport.SerializeObjects()
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.SPExport.Run()

Found a listed possible solution which instucted me in carrying out the following -> this

But that didnt seem to work !?!?

I’ve fixed this before so am frustrated I can’t do it again – I’ll post the solution once done. Angry

Original POST with comments are here

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