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SharePoint 2010 Delete a list by using Powershell

If you have a corrupted list which should be deleted this might be helpful to delete the list. Just open Powershell on your server and use this script to delete the list:


Get-SPWeb "YourSiteCollectionUrl" |  Where-Object { $_.Lists.Delete([System.Guid]$_.Lists["Listname"].ID) }


Hope this helps.

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Karsten Pohnke About Karsten Pohnke
He is Consultant for SharePoint Solutions for collaboration, communication and business processes. He provides his customers applications based on standard features as well as development or combining the power of several microsoft tools like Dynamics CRM. In his free time he tries to collect tipps and worthy experience in this blog.

2 Comments

  1. Chris says:

    Why not just this? You don’t need to use Where-Object since you’re not iterating of filtering multiple items.

    $(Get-SPWeb “YourSiteCollectionUrl”).Lists["List Title"].Delete()

  2. SPAdam says:

    We can delete corrupted lists using STSADM as well:
    Stsadm -o forcedeletelist -url

    Force Delete Corrupted SharePoint List using PowerShell / STSADM

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