Content Management, PowerShell, SharePoint 2010

How to delete a document library that doesn’t have a delete option

Sometimes you might run into a document library or a list that doesn’t have a delete option under the list settings, this is common for default lists like Documents.

Those library’s cannot be deleted because they have a  property called AllowDeletion set to false.

In order to delete those library’s you can use the following power shell script which set the AllowDeletion property to true.

$web = Get-SPWeb(“http://YourSite”)

$list = $web.Lists[“Documents”]

$list.AllowDeletion = $true

$list.Update()

$list.Delete()

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