I would like to know if there is a power shell script that will go through all libraries/lists on a single SP2013 farm and give me an output where a certain content type is still in use?
I want to remove certain content types added to task lists that was used for workflow purposes but not necessary any more

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you can use this script:

This script takes 2 arguments:

  • Web URL - This is a fully qualified URL to the site.
  • Content Type Name - This is the content type name.

So using the script would look like the following:

Find-Content-Types.ps1 "http://SPURL/SITE" "CONTENT TYPE NAME"

Hope it helps!

Add-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell"
$site=get-spsite $webUrl
Write-Host "Starting search...." 
foreach($web in $site.AllWebs)
    foreach($lst in $web.lists)
        foreach($ctype in $lst.ContentTypes)
            if($ctype.Name -eq $ctName)
                Write-Host $lst.DefaultViewUrl -ForegroundColor Yellow
Write-Host "Found $count lists using the content type '$ctName'." -ForegroundColor Green
  • Thank you so much Zdenek - work like a charm!
    – Hes JvR
    Feb 7, 2019 at 8:51
  • You're welcome. Feb 7, 2019 at 8:52

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