How can I perform a check if a document library already exists using Powershell in SharePoint 2010?


Something like this:

$w = get-spweb "<webURL>"
$list = $w.Lists.TryGetList("<Title of the list>")
if($list -ne $null)
    # The list already exists

Replace <webURL> and <Title of the list> with your actual values

  • And is there also a way to check that it is a document library type list and not just a normal list? Nov 5 '14 at 11:42
  • 2
    On the list you can call $list.BaseType. It will return DocumentLibrary for libraries and GenericList for lists Nov 5 '14 at 11:43

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