Top and Side Link Bar differ from original after a deleted site is restored


When performing a restore job of a deleted site in Microsoft SharePoint 2007, Top and Side Link Bar differ from original though the restore job completes successfully. (Figure 1 and 2)  


Top Link Bar can be fixed by Site Settings > Navigation > Global Navigation > Display the same navigation items as the parent site.  (Figure 3)

Side Link Bar cannot be fixed.  Editing Site Settings > Navigation > Navigation Editing and Sorting cause the following error. (Figure 4 and 5)

The page _layouts/viewlsts.aspx?ShowSites=1 has been modified by another author on <date and time>.



Figure 1 - before restore
 before restore


Figure 2 - after restore
after restore


Figure 3 - Global Navigation settings
Global Navigation settings


Figure 4 - Navigation Editing and Sorting
Navigation Editing and Sorting


Figure 5 - Error of Navigation Editing and Sorting
editing error



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