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:

[sourcecode language=”csharp”]
Get-SPWeb “YourSiteCollectionUrl” |  Where-Object { $_.Lists.Delete([System.Guid]$_.Lists[“Listname”].ID) }


Hope this helps.


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  1. 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()

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