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Deleting Stubborn Lists

  Asked By: Reynaldo    Date: Jul 30    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 774

How do I force delete from a web a listinstance feature that just
doesn't want to die?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Micheal Knight     Answered On: Jul 30

My suspicion is that he feature  you activated that originally created
these lists  was never designed to be activated independently from the
site definition that it was part of. The problem is that the lists
probably support some other functionality that was installed by the
feature. The designer evidently never designed a deactivation for the
feature since it was a required part of the site. So the way the
designer planned for you to delete  the lists and feature was to delete
the whole site. Since you've installed it on a separate site manually I
suspect the only clean way to remove it would be to delete the entire
site where it is installed. Even if you find a way to delete the list
instance itself you may not get all the things that it created in the
site. That could lead to a site that begins to throw mysterious errors.

Answer #2    Answered By: Yvonne Rodriquez     Answered On: Jul 30

That is what I was afraid of.......

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