Deletion is a way of removing a file from a computer's file system or removing a file stored in an database.

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How to delete the undeletable list

Somehow a developer has managed to royally screw up a site collection. The site collection has the Publishing Feature enabled and it's working fine. A botched migration from 2007 to 2010 has caused ...
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REST list item delete does not go to Recycle Bin

I have a SharePoint 2013 autohosted app with a number of lists inside of it. I would like to be able to soft delete a list item using the REST API and have it go to the Recycle Bin instead of being ...
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I cant delete or restore a site collection or repair database

When I try to do a restore of a site collection, restore-spsite -Identity https://xx/10014628/ -Path D:\SiteCollectionBackups\10014628.bak -Force -Confirm I get: restore-spsite : ...
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Disable the delete option from Sharepoint list 2010

I have a custom list in SharePoint 2010, for which, the requirement is to disable the delete option. Users should be able to add to the list but not delete. Is there anything oob for that?
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Upgrading from SharePoint 2010 to 2013, deleting content database

Why do we delete the content database of a new Web Application while upgrading from SharePoint 2010 to 2013?
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Delete a 60GB list

I have a runaway list which - due to a recursive workflow and versioning - has grown to 60GB. We are now trying to delete it. It is in the recycle bin, however I want to remove it completely. If I ...
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How to run javascript code only when list item gets deleted?

ANSWERED! See bottom of original question for the working answer. I'm trying to find out how I can run a piece of JavaScript code the moment a list item gets deleted. So it should be some sort of ...
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How to remove duplicate EventReceiver entries

Lately i had a bug that time-to-time added duplicate event receiver entries in SPEventReceiverDefinitionCollection. So how do i easily enumerate and remove these duplicate entries?
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Cannot delete file: “checked out to -1;#”

I am trying to delete a couple of files from a document library, but SharePoint 2013 tells us that "the file is currently checked out or locked for editing by another user". However, when attempting ...
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Get actual item from SPRecycleBin

Similar to this question, I need to permanently delete only specific items from the recycle bin. I need to know more than just their names, however, and SPRecycleBinItem seems to have only have a ...
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How to delete all items in aList using PowerShell

I am using following PowerShell script to delete all items of the List. It's working fine but take too long for huge lists. Is there any efficient way of clearing list items, something like truncate ...
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Broken Lists Cannot Be Deleted

There are a few lists in a SharePoint Server 2010 development environment that are broken. Due to this situation, clicking the lists in the SharePoint Web interface throw .NET exceptions, and viewing ...
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Preventing users from deleting an item from a task list

I am using the ItemDeleting event receiver to prevent users from deleting items in a Task List. Currently, my code looks like: if (properties.ListTitle == "Project Intake Tasks") { ...
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Does SPWeb.Delete() Dispose of the object?

I recently got a comment on my Deleting a site with subsites programmatically article about properly disposing of SPWeb objects after they've been deleted: Don’t forget to dispose the deleted web. ...
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Delete list items and bypass recycle bin

I have a list with about 15,000 items and I need to empty it by permanently deleting everything in the list. I have other items in the recycle bin that I don't want to disturb. Here's the script I'm ...
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Deleting a blog post leaves related .png files in Photos list

I used the blog template when creating a new subsite within mysites and in the process an associated list called Photos got created. While this has worked well, I've noticed that when I delete a blog ...
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Unable to delete item via ribbon Delete Item button

I have a generic list of items in SharePoint 2010. When I select an item with the left column checkbox, then select Delete Item from the ribbon, the item does not delete. Looking at the traffic in ...
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How to delete a Task that is associated to an item and workflow that have been deleted

I have a task that is associated with an item (in another list) that has a running workflow. However, the item was deleted over a year ago and therefore it is no longer recoverable from the recycle ...
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Deleting or removing users from a workflow, after if they no longer need to complete the task [closed]

A user has created a workflow with multiple participants. One of the participants assigned a task, no longer needs to complete that task. How can we remove the user or task without the workflow status ...
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How to prevent site collection admin delete his site collection?

We need to avoid our users, who are "site owners", delete his site collection by mistake. The only method I think of is use Jquery to hide/disable the "Delete this site" button. Do we have other way ...
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Delete a list with 4000 items

I have a sharepoint list which has grown above the maximum recommended size of 2000 items. I need to delete the list. If I delete it through the browser, will there be any impact on the farm? Will ...
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Client Object Model : “Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ServerException: The request uses too many resources”

When deleting 1000+ (link) items from a list in one batch using the COM, I encountered this exception : Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ServerException: The request uses too many resources It seems ...
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Can't delete List item after setting lookup deletion to restricted

I have a List Item and I wanted to delete it. It's nothing special at all, but it fails. I have two lists, Company and Company Contacts. Each Company have 0...n contacts. A company can't be deleted ...
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How to delete data from AuditData table that does not exist any more?

Our auditData table is growing and growing. I was able to delete some data using the powershell script: foreach ($site in get-spsite -Limit ALL) { $site.Audit.DeleteEntries("05/01/2013") ...
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Destroying a field which gives error in Content Enrichment Web Service

I’m writing a Content Enrichment Web Service that is used as an extension to the Content Processing component in my Search Service Application. The web service runs as expected at localhost. I have no ...
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Cannot open Workflows list after deleting a workflow

I deleted a workflow from SharePoint designer and now whenever I try to open the Workflows dialog on a list item it gives me the "An unexpected error has occurred" box. I suspect that this is because ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Unable to delete list item

I have to delete list item but not able to do due to some permission issue : 1. Ribbon 2. Powershell 3. Information Policy Management 4. Logging through site collection admin / App pool account ...
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Unable to delete site outside of site collection

In a fresh install of SharePoint 2010, I naively built a site without first creating a site collection to put it in. The site sites in the root of the server's URL space (i.e. it is simply ...
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Delete field office for all users SP2013

Is there a way to delete the values of User Profile Property Office for all users via Powershell or CA?
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How to delete a group, of which I am not an owner, in a subsite

I have created a subsite in my site and then the owners group for that subsite. I was a member of that group and I believe the owner was set to the group itself. Then I deleted myself from the group, ...
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what is delete command for sharepoint menuitemtemplate

MenuTemplate menuTemplate = new MenuTemplate(); menuItem = new MenuItemTemplate("Delete document", "/_layouts/images/delete.gif"); menuItem.ClientOnClickScript = ""; // What should I put ...
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Prevent a group from deleting document version history

In a Document/Form Library with versioning enabled (SP 2010), it is possible to delete all versions of a particular document/form simply by going to the "Version History" dialog box. This ability ...
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SPList.Delete() vs. SPWeb.Lists.Delete(SPList)

Assuming I already have the list object, is there some difference between calling its Delete extension as opposed to removing it from the Lists collection? Why would I ever choose the latter?
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Delete Excel file in SharePoint 2010 library only by using VBA

I am having a excel workbook. When a person click on the marco the files are saves to two new folders need to delete a Excel file on SharePoint. I have tried the "Kill" function in Excel VBA, but is ...
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Use workflow to delete or amend list items

I have a holiday booking system that creates list items showing the name and dates of holiday for employees. After management approval, the requests sit in a list called "Holiday Requests". They are ...
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Delete attachment from SharePoint AttachmentsField Control not working

I have a custom visual web part that contains a SharePoint AttachmentsField control. <SharePoint:AttachmentsField ID="AttachmentsField1" ControlMode="Edit" ItemId="33" EnableViewState="true" ...
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Recycle bin - documents deleted

I have recycle on my site collection. There is also and event receiver which deletes some documents from library in ElevatedPrivileges block ( as System account). OnItemDeleting it's searching for ...
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Deleting SPListItem in event receiver - very long time

I have an event reciever with ItemDeleting action, in which i try to delete an item from another list (I cant realy use cascade delet behavior here, I need to do some stuff that requires the ...
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Restoring a Deleted User in the Site's Owners and Members Groups SharePoint 2010

I have accidentally deleted some users from the site's members and owners groups. How do I restore these users back to the site?
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How do I trace who delete the sites and its content if I am the owner of the site but not the Administrator?

I am a owner of three sites, which all of them are sub-sites. I am also not the administrator of the "root" site (which contain many sub-sites including the three sites that I am the owner of it). ...
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How to get task name while deleting in EventReceiver?

I have written my Custom function into the EventReceiver created on Tasks. public override void ItemDeleted(SPItemEventProperties properties) { base.ItemDeleted(properties); ...
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How to delete dll from webapp/bin

I have a dll which was deployed by wsp to bin directory ...webapp/bin, now i removed the solution and i want to install it again, i cannot because this dll i kind a locked. So i went to delete it ...
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Unable to remove site collection: Operation failed due to an error in Identity Mangement

I've restored a site collection to a different SharePoint farm. Now i am trying to delete the site collection: Using Powershell: Remove-SPSite http://farm/sites/Site_Collection Error: ...
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Delete option grayed out in sharepoint, User has read write permissions

Hi im having an issue with a user who has all required permissions to read/write on sharepoint, but cannot delete pages she has created. when you hover over the delete option i get "this control is ...
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ItemEventReceiver - ItemDeleting not working with a document library and referencing list

I have a custom list that has a GUID column which refers to the UniqueId of a document in a document library. Every time I upload a document, it should add an entry in this list and populate the ...
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Deleting Hidden Columns from Libraries

If I delete a hidden column without going into settings and unhiding it first will there be an issue?
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Error on recreating web application

I've written a powershell script to create a web application, add libraries and pages, etc. As I work through the script and fix bugs and issues, I delete the web application through central ...
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Correctly remove old items in Sharepoint Calendar

I have a standard Sharepoint Calendar, which users regularly make entries to. As the number of items constantly grows, I need to remove old events. There's no business need for events that are older ...
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Deleted users and metadata

If I delete users from SP (AD), how will that affect metadata (e.g. created/modified by in file metadata, or person lookup fields). Will I end up with anonymous ugly SIDs?
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creating event handler feature - OnDeleting

I'm trying to create a sandboxed event handler feature to handle the OnDeleting event of a task list in SharePoint 2010. I followed Microsoft's instructions. When I deploy the event receiver from ...