PowerShell script: Deleting all lists on your Site Collection

From time to time you’ll find yourself in a situation where you have various lists on a site collection that is no longer relevant and can slow down your site. Deleting lists can improve performance, but the reluctance to do it is often due to the time required. The thought of logging on to your site and going through all the various steps can be enough to put off the operation, with potentially negative consequences. In this article, we’ll show you how to delete lists on your site collection whose names are text-based to help improve performance.

Get the file code here: DeleteListsOnSiteCollection.ps1

How does it work?

Example: You’ve created lists on your site collection with the same list names on various sub-sites; they are no longer relevant and you wish to delete them.

On the main site:

In the sub-site:

Step 1: Click here to download: DeleteListsOnSiteCollection.ps1

Run DeleteListsOnSiteCollection.ps1 file with PowerShell.

Step 2: Input your chosen parameters as pictured below and click Enter.

Step 3: The PowerShell script will show the results while deleting the lists.

Step 4: Go to your site to check out the final results.

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