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Rename “My Site” Link Text to “My Something”

Posted by fillzephyr on July 9, 2009

I get a requirement to change the top global links for “My Site”  text to something different  like “My” instead of “My Site”. I had try this method


and it works fine but when you access site in extranet zone it will shows “My” externally , which i dont want to.

so i get around this trick :

Go to MySiteLink.ascx located at 

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\CONTROLTEMPLATES 

Open MySiteLink.ascx modify at two places make the original hyperlink ” invisible” as shown below:

 Backup the MySiteLink.ascx before you do any modification

  < asp:HyperLink id=”hlMySite” runat=”server” Visible=”false” />  

check it after these changes that the My Site link disappear at the top global links.

Then add the following line below it :

< asp:HyperLink id=”NewMySiteHyperlink” runat=”server” Text=”My” Visible=”true” NavigateUrl=”http://mysitewebappurl/_layouts/MySite.aspx&#8221; /> 

Check that it will works.

I test it by deleting My site and recreate it, it works fine for me. Also i check externally and it will not shown up.

Hope it will work for you guys.



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Hide Left Navigation

Posted by fillzephyr on July 7, 2009

I am trying to hide left navigation through this little javascript.

Go to site Action> edit page> Add webpart

Choose content editor webpart.

Select source editor and paste the below script :

display: none;
On the appereance change the Title to Hide Left Nav bar

On the Layour check the Hidden


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Change number of site collections view in Site Collection List

Posted by fillzephyr on May 14, 2009

Go to

Central Administration>Application management> Site Collection List

Default you can see 10 site collections in a list at a time.

I want to change it to 20 as I have 376 site collections and I don’t want to go long way to click for more pages.

So to change it I go to

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\ 12\ TEMPLATE\ ADMIN\sitecollections.aspx

Open sitecollection.aspx page

Find PageSize and do the following thing:

change the number 10 to your “specified number” in PageSize=” your number”


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