this is a quick one.
Recently I had the problem of not being able to create a page based on a custom master page and page layout. The error shown was:
“List does not exist”
“The page you selected contains a list that does not exist”
When clicking on “Site Actions”-> “Create Page”, it simply wouldn’t show the insertion mask for title and URL, but issue the above shown error. The solution for this is easy and quick.
It is quite easy to solve this problem. The authenticated users just don’t have the permissions to read the master page gallery – or in other words: No masterpage access, no new page (which makes sense). Hence, you can go to:
Site Actions –> Site Settings –> Master pages and page layouts –> Settings –> Document library settings –> Permissions
and add there the group NT AUTHORITY\authenticated users (Read, Restricted Read), just like in the screenshot given below:
Return to the site or page where you initially wanted to create a page, and you will see it is going to create the page without problems.
I hope this was of some help!
Have a good time and stay tuned to the next blog post!