Forcedeletelist: Stsadm operation (Office SharePoint Server)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: September 13, 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Allows a user to delete a list that might appear to be in a corrupted state.

This operation should be use as a last effort to remove a list.
When you use this operation, forcedeleteweb is displayed instead of forcedeletelist. If you attempt to run the forcedeletelist operation using the forcedeleteweb command, the following error message is displayed:
"Missing operation name or the operation name is invalid."

stsadm -o forcedeletelist

   -url <URL>


Parameter name Value Required? Description


A valid URL, such as http://server_name/site_name/list_name


The URL of the list to be deleted.