Server Error in ‘/’ Application. Runtime Error on opening a SharePoint site

Got this error while opening a SharePoint site.

Changing custom error to Off it showed  the following error

Line 1:  <browsers>
Line 2:      <browser id="Safari2" parentID="Safari1Plus">
Line 3:          <controlAdapters>

Data at the root level is invalid. Line 1, position 1.

Deleted  the _vti_cnf folder of /App_Browsers/ of the site and everything was back to normal!!!

Author: Nishant Rana

I love working in and sharing everything about Microsoft.NET technology !

16 thoughts on “Server Error in ‘/’ Application. Runtime Error on opening a SharePoint site”

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  4. Wow… I’ve spent half day trying to solve this issue. It’s a real head ache. I was on the point of starting to re-design the whole Intranet when i came across your blog and it gotr solved within seconds. Thanks for the solution 🙂


  5. when this problem happened I started to get the shakes (cold sweat) ….. omfg ive taken down the entire intranet and i dont know how or why!!!

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  6. Thaks a lot! Thats great solution for this trouble. But i want to know, why this error happen. Before this error i just make some WorkFlow in Designer, and after i have deleted some of then, everybody in the company give me a great notice: “YYO man, whats the lovely new main page we have!”. Whats happen, does have anyone some ideas? Thank you guys!


  7. i have two _vti_cnf folder one is on this path


    and second is on this path


    which one i deleted.


  8. Yes I had the same error today, though not on sharepoint. Deleting the _vt-_cnf file fixed it. It started happening after my hosting company reinstalling WCF, which was not working. Must be related to this.


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