I've run into a bit of a weird scenario.

Using the SharePoint Management Shell I deleted a list and the command executed successfully. However the list is still there when looking at the Lists collection on the SPWeb object. When attempting to delete this list again I get the following error:

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This is what I've tried so far:

  • Ensured the AllowDeletion flag when set to true for the list
  • Set the AllowUnsafeUpdates flag to true on the Web object
  • Run a Content Database Repair
  • Dismounted and Mounted the content database

How I get rid of this list? Hoping you folks have some ideas.


Try to clear the SharePoint Configuration Cache, and run IISReset in the SharePoint Management shell, then check again.

  • I tried this but no luck. There are five servers in this SharePoint Farm, I cleared the cache on all servers and then restarted IIS on all servers. – Chris Aug 16 at 15:49

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