I have many mysite that are created accidentally because user clicked on mysite and sharepoint created a site for them. Is there a way to determine these mysites so i can delete them. (I am not talking about mysite cleanup job which kicks in 60 days after an account is disabled). I see some mysite that was accidentally created when users were using service accounts or admin accounts.

I am not sure if this is the best approach https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262420(v=office.14).aspx Manage unused Web sites

  • Can you tell me the version of your SharePoint?
    – Hardik
    Jun 8, 2016 at 15:11
  • SharePoint 2010. sorry. i updated the original post. thanks for catching it. Jun 8, 2016 at 15:29
  • Can I please get an reply or an expert input on this? Jun 9, 2016 at 13:06

2 Answers 2


I did found the workaround to delete the unused mysite in SharePoint 2007.

Please check below link for reference.

SharePoint Profile Cleanup

I hope it helps you as I don't know if it works for SharePoint 2010 or not.


Inside the SharePoint 2010 My Site Cleanup Timer Job

  • Did you get it working for you?
    – Hardik
    Jun 8, 2016 at 17:28
  • I think this is similar to technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262420(v=office.14).aspx but I will look at it in few. Thanks for the post. Also, like I said in the original post most disable user accounts are automatically taken care off by the mysite cleanup job. so my question is not around this. Jun 8, 2016 at 18:04
  • Ok please mark it if it helps you.
    – Hardik
    Jun 8, 2016 at 18:04
  • @KevinShort, Please update if you find any resolution for your question
    – Hardik
    Jun 8, 2016 at 19:16
  • Hello Kevin, Did you get it working?
    – Hardik
    Jun 14, 2016 at 12:55

I just wrote powershell script to do this. Let me know if anyone wants it.

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