Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Delete documents from SharePoint document library using PowerShell

So today we had to delete a bunch of documents from SharePoint, so I wrote this script to accomplish this task.

A couple of notes about the script:

  1. By default it will not delete anything, just list the urls that contain the $document argument.
  2. The $document argument is matched with like as it's matching urls, so be careful that it doesn't delete more documents than you want.

[string]$url = "",
[string]$document = "Welcome"
[bool]$delete = false

$site = Get-SPSite $url

foreach($web in $site.AllWebs) {
    foreach($list in $web.Lists) {
              if($list.BaseType -eq "DocumentLibrary") {
                     foreach($item in $list.Items){
                           if($item.url -like "*$document*")
                                   Write-Host "Deleting $item.url"
                                   Write-Host "$item.url"


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