Repairing missing My Site and My Profile links in SharePoint 2010
April 13, 2011 14 Comments
Recently came across a very odd issue where the My Site and My Profile links were missing from the User Menu – thats the little drop box with your username on it in the top right corner of a SharePoint 2010 site.
Interestingly enough, they were both visible within Central Administration, but not on any of the child site collections.
To get this working I had to check or modify the following items :
- Make sure the Social Tags and Note Board Ribbon Controls Farm Feature is Enabled.
- Make sure the User Profile Service Application is associated with your Web Application.
- Make sure the User Permissions are set appropriately in the User Profile Service Application.
- Finally if its still not showing up, try toggling the Self Service Site Creation on. Refresh your site, and then toggle it back off.I dont really understand why this works, but it seems to for two of my farms.
And now with those steps you should be able to see the My Sites and My Profile link in your User menu.