SharePoint: How to delete all list items or the whole list within one click?

Sometimes you wish to delete all items within a SharePoint list. Therefore you normally use SharePoint List features and select all items and press delete. But in some projects we needed to delete about 10.000 list items and we are not allowed to delete the list and rebuild it. So we use a small tool. Written in C# and looks like this:


First you select a URL and connect to a SharePoint site. Then you get a list of all lists with its itemcount. Now you have to options.

“Delete all list items” or “Delete complete list(s)”

That’s it.

Thanks to Sascha


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