404 Error prompt when accessing home page

August 5, 2020 | by iaur | posted as Failure, SharePoint Online

404 NOT FOUND error when accessing home page of a site**

This issue happens when the home.aspx (or any homepage of the site) is deleted.

**Please note that issue only applies to site collection with Communication or Private or Public Team Site (New Experience) template

Recreate the Home Page

  • Steps
    1. Append this /_layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx on the end of URL (e.g https://domain.sharepoint.com/sites/NameOfSite/_layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx)
    2. Once redirected to Site Contents, go to Pages
    3. On the Site Pages, click New > Site Page
    4. Type Home on the “Name your page” and add the necessary information
    5. Publish
    6. Note: If you opt to use different name on Step 4, go back to Pages and right click on the newly created page and select Make homepage.

Restore deleted Home Page