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I got a ton of not found errors in Google Webmaster Tools, but the weird thing is, all of the pages ARE found. There is absolutely no error in the URLs they list that supposedly don't exist. Why is this happening?

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I also found this recently as well in webmasters tools on google and would like to find out more –  Catherine Jones Sep 17 '13 at 18:01
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It happens! All you have to do is to mark those URLs as fixed. There is nothing to worry about. –  user2434 Sep 18 '13 at 11:26

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That could indicate that your site had some sort of technical problem for a while that is now resolved. Examples might include:

  • DNS pointing to the wrong server (which returns 404 errors for your URLs)
  • A webserver misconfigured for a while to point the site to the wrong directory
  • Files on your site deleted and then restored

If those errors are no longer happening on your site you can mark them as "fixed" in Google Webmaster Tools and they shouldn't show up again unless Googlebot encounters them again.

mark fixed

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