I am using Batch Delete using Powershell.

After batch delete, items are moved to recycle bin. spWeb.RecycleBin.DeleteAll(); will delete all items from recycle bin. Instead, i want to remove only those items which i have batch deleted.

For that, i came across a command spWeb.RecycleBin.Delete(Guid[] ids); but i am missing something while implementing it. As a result i am getting error :

Exception calling "Delete" with "1" argument(s): "Specified argument was out of the range of valid values.Parameter name: ids"

Following is the PowerShell Code used to achieve the same:

[Guid]$a = "fcfdc7d3-ef59-4988-b3e9-0ae7184c6c4f" (Sample GUID Present in recycle bin)
$deletions = New-Object Collections.Generic.List[System.Guid];

What i am missing here?

  • Have you tried calling Delete on the Item instead of on the collection? May 21, 2015 at 13:31
  • Yes i did.In that case, it does not move to recycl But it takes too much time. I have to delete more than 1 lakh records at a go.So i performed Batch Delete.
    – 404
    May 21, 2015 at 13:52
  • I was thinking about the SPRecycleBinItem in the RecycleBin May 21, 2015 at 13:54

2 Answers 2


I wonder if you're creating your guid in the correct manner? Try this:

$a = [System.Guid]"fcfdc7d3-ef59-4988-b3e9-0ae7184c6c4f"
  • Thanks. I was not sure what is correct syntax for this. I will try this and update.
    – 404
    May 21, 2015 at 13:48
  • I am curious to know if this worked as I've never tried it myself?
    – Submits
    May 27, 2015 at 14:43

try the below code:

   $sitecol = get-spsite “http://lmbsrhzwsp”  
    $deletions = new-object system.guid("fcfdc7d3-ef59-4988-b3e9-0ae7184c6c4f")   

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