One Or More Field Types Are Not Installed Properly. Go To List Settings Page To Delete These Fields

One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to List settings page to delete these fields. Error while viewing Manage Content and Structure Page.

In a SharePoint 2010 publishing site,  when you go to Site Settings -> Manage Content and Structure menu, you will get an error message saying One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to List settings page to delete these fields with an associated correlation ID.
This seems to be an issue created when you migrate your SharePoint 2007 site to SharePoint 2010. All the sub-sites of the current site will also have the same issue.
Reasons for the Issue :

  1. The publishing site uses SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure to support the publishing features in SharePoint.
  2. This feature automatically creates an internal List named “Relationships List” which is used to store the variations details.
  3. This list is normally not visible in View All Site Content menu but you can browse it through the url http://site_url/Relationships%20List/allitems.aspx.
  4. The actual issue is after migration of the site, the list will have a column GroupId which is of type Text. But actually it should be GroupGuid with type as GUID.
  5. So we need to resolve this column name & type inconsistency.

Solution for the Issue:

  1. You will not be able to delete and re-create the column since SharePoint doesn’t support creation of column of type GUID through UI.
  2. So the only way is to delete and re-create the list.
  3. First go to Site Settings -> Modify All Site Settings -> Site Collection Features and deactivate SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature.
  4. This removes the association between the feature and the Relationships list, which allows you to delete the list.
  5. Navigate to the URL http://site_url/Relationships%20List/allitems.aspx and delete the list from the list settings.
  6. Now go to site collection features and activate the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature.
  7. Note that the Relationships list will be recreated automatically. You can check the same by navigating to the URL as stated above.
  8. You can now check the list containing the column to verify that it is GroupGuid of type GUID.

Now check your Manage Content and Structure page which will be working fine.


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