Wow. This should not be this difficult.

How do I delete these old "sites"?

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These have the word "site" in the url:

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Unfortunately, the docs here say to delete a Sharepoint site, I need to click Site information which I don't see when I click the gear icon.

The instructions say:

Note: If you do not see Site information in the Settings panel, work with your SharePoint administrator to get access.

I am the admin and only user in the tenant.

See... no Site Information option:

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When I click "Site Permissions" then Site Owners and Members, there is an error shown:

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EDIT 1: Was able to go to the admin center that @Jerry recommended and delete the sites from there.

  • Though after deleted in admin center, they did not immediately disappear from Sharepoint.
  • Maybe have to wait awhile.

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Do you mean you cannot see the site information link? If so, that means you have no permission to carry out the deletion. What do you mean by

I am the admin and only user in the tenant.

Are you an admin or a common user?

If you can access the SharePoint admin center, I will suggest you go there and delete a site. You can view all sites and delete them The link is :https://admin.microsoft.com/sharepoint?page=home&modern=true

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And if you are just a end user without admin permission in that site, simply you cannot delete the site.

  • Thats correct, I cannot see the Site Information link when clicking the Gear icon. I am the admin and only user in the entire tenant.
    – SeaDude
    Feb 18, 2021 at 5:58
  • @SeaDude Do you mean you are the site admin? Or you only mean that you handle the admin work with a common user account? If so, that cannot be done as the account you are using does not have enough permission.
    – Jerry_MSFT
    Feb 18, 2021 at 5:59
  • I have an Office Pro account that includes Sharepoint. I am the only person in the entire tenant. I have to be the admin, because there is not another human being in my tenant. Its just me! At some point I created these "sites". Now I want to delete them but cannot see "Site Information". More details added to OP.
    – SeaDude
    Feb 18, 2021 at 6:05
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    @SeaDude. Then go to the link I provide, there is a actual SharePoint admin center, you can view and delete the sites.
    – Jerry_MSFT
    Feb 18, 2021 at 6:10

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