Site already exists
Posted on 2013-11-06
I tried to create a team site underneath the root site called "Workflow Tasks" but it tells me that a site with that name already exists. I looked in sites section of the all site content in the roor site , and it shows no site by that name. I might have created a site with this name a while ago, or there could be a site with that name in another site collection, but if there is one in another site collection that shouldn't be a problem. I did notice that I have a workflow tasks list, which is the same name as the site that I am trying to create. It has the following description:
"This system library was created by the Publishing feature to store workflow tasks that are created in this site."
So I don't see how that would conflict with a site name that I am trying to give to a site
So why is this remnant still hanging around if I deleted it a while back and it is not listed in the sites section of all site content of the root site? I am assuming that if I did create a site with this name, that I have deleted it or else it would still show up in all site content.
And what can I do to find this and remove it? Weird recurring problem. This is not the first time this has happened and it has happened with other site names as well, so something bad is going on and maybe I have some orphaned sites or something, that have been piling up, but i don't know how I could have done that.
So I need to finally understand what is going on and how this can happen rather than keep on ignoring it and giving the new site a different name each time I run into this problem.
Any ideas or experience with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.