When I try to show the preview mode in my Experience Editor I get the Message

"The layout for the requested document was not found"

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It was already working and I don't know what I have done that this does not work any more.

The Final and shared Layout look the same

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The default Layout looks good too.

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I can't find any problems and don't know what to do to solve this issue

The Strange behavior is, that when I publish the page it works I get no error but the preview mode is not working

  • Edit mode of Experience Editor works correctly, right? What is the difference in the url between Edit and Preview modes?
    – Marek Musielak
    Feb 27, 2019 at 8:47
  • Go to Navigate - > Links and confirm that default layout is referred by that particular item. Confirm that Default.cshtml is there in your website root folder.
    – Siddharth
    Feb 27, 2019 at 8:50
  • @MarekMusielak yes the edit mode works fine. I can't see the preview Mode url because it show directly the layout not found page the current edit URL is: sitecore.local/?sc_mode=edit and when I change the edit into preview I see the error page Feb 27, 2019 at 9:20
  • @siddharth Sorry I don't know what you mean with "Go to Navigate -> Links ..." Where can I find this? And yes the default.cshtml lies in on the website root in the corresponding folder Feb 27, 2019 at 9:21
  • Open developer tools in Chrome (or whichever browser you use), and in the network tab check Preserve Logs. See what was the url that was redirected to LNF page
    – Marek Musielak
    Feb 27, 2019 at 9:22

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I've got it working again. But I am not really shure how I solved this problem.

I've Reseted the Presentation Details für every shared and final Layout of the page and then I created a new Version for en and de-de. After that it works again.

  • Did it previously have both en and de-de versions? If so, did they both have layout defined (or do you have language fallback configured)? Feb 28, 2019 at 20:12
  • @DanSinclair yes it should have a en and de-de versions but I am not shure. And I am a bit new to sitecore development I don't know how to configute language fallback Feb 28, 2019 at 21:05
  • I'm not sure what version of Sitecore you're using, but there is good documentation for configuring language fallback: doc.sitecore.com/developers/90/sitecore-experience-management/… Feb 28, 2019 at 21:31

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