404 error page when accessing Root Folder or Recycle Bin in EPiServer Edit mode

An annoying problem that sometimes occur in EPiServer websites happened to my new EPi 6 R2 the other day. I have seen it before but always seem to forget what the reason is, and have to waste valuable time looking to solve it. So, here it is. Hopefully it may save somebody a bit of pain; or me, the next time I stumble upon it.

WastebasketPage.aspx or workspace.aspx – HTTP 404 The resource cannot be found

Getting this 404 means exactly what it says; the page cannot be located. The reason for this may be that the requested URL is, like in my example, /EPiServer/CMS/edit/WastebasketPage.aspx or /EPiServer/CMS/edit/workspace.aspx, and you have changed it to something different (like for instance /secure/ui/CMS/).

EPiServer Wastebasket.aspx or workspace.aspx cannot be found 404 page

If this is the case, go into EPiServer Admin mode and check the File Name field in the page types SysRecycleBin for the Wastebasket and SysRoot for the Root Folder. Make sure it has the correct path to your Edit mode; it should match the path in your episerver.config file.

Information tab of the EPiServer SysRoot PageType


  1. Fredrik Josefsson September 26, 2011
  2. Kenneth Nilsson November 30, 2012
  3. Niklas Ringdahl July 16, 2013