Had a requirement to copy web part pages from one site collection to other. These options failed, I got the page with out any web parts placed:
- Explorer view copy paste
- Download a copy and upload
- SharePoint Designer copy-paste
The worked trick is: Using SharePoint Designer – “New from Existing Page”. Steps in Detail:
1. Open Both the Source and Target sites in SharePoint Designer
Another approach if you have server access: You can use SharePoint Deployment Wizard utility to achieve the same. You can use SharePoint Designer workflow’s Copy Item action also!