Publishing error: No delivery location found for this item - skipping


We seem to have an error that we can’t resolve. Long story short, a bad file (a blank image) was published, then removed from the layout due to “strange and funky errors” and eventually deleted, but the publishing runtime is still attempting to publish it and we are getting an error everytime the publishing jobs run. This is the error message:

“No delivery location found for this item - skipping”

As far as I can tell, there’s no way to reverse-look up the contentid and any possible layout that could still be potentially calling it just short of manually examining every file.

We are at a loss as to how to fix the issue. Please advise.

tried the method outlined in this post:

and it seems to have worked. Going to wait for the automatic sync job to go through tonight before laying this issue to rest but so far it looks promising.