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sharepoint 2013 - default.aspx page missing

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need some assistance. I just installed a fresh new install of SharePoint 2013 enterprise.

when I try to reach the default page: https://sharepoint.mydomain.com/default.aspx
I get 404 page cannot be found.

when I "explore" in IIS this location:
C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80
I don't see a default.aspx?

any help would be appreciated. this is a brand new install.
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by:Yagya Shree
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Default.aspx is no longer present in SP2013. Its now sitepages/home.aspx

You can only see if you have migrated a site from MOSS 2007 to SP2010 and then SP2013
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Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
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Hi,

what happens if you open the url without applying a page name (https://sharepoint.mydomain.com)?

It depends on your chosen site template. Most templates have the default site stored inside of a document / page library and the name is not default.

Second: SharePoint does not store pages on the file system. SharePoint has its own request handler, serving the pages from the content database.

HTH
Rainer
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by:siber1
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hi Rainer,

I created a site collection using the "/" choice and now the root site looks good. but when I'm in the root site, on the top right "next to my name" I see the "Sites" link, when I click that, I get page cannot be displayed. do I have to enable this so that users can click the "sites" option when they are connected to the main page?

pls advise..

thx
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