Delete a site collection

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When you delete a site collection, all content and sites within that collection are deleted. This includes:

  • Documents and document libraries

  • Lists and list data, including surveys, discussions, announcements, and events

  • Site configuration and settings

  • Roles and security information relating to the site

  • Subsites within the site collection, their contents, and user information

Delete a site collection

  1. On the top link bar, click Application Management.

  2. On the Application Management page, in the SharePoint Site Management section, click Delete site collection.

  3. On the Delete Site Collection page, in the Site Collection section, if the site collection you want to delete is not selected, on the Site Collection menu, click Change Site Collection.

    • On the Select Site Collection page, in the URL list, click the site to delete. You can also search for a site collection by using the URL Search box.

  4. On the Delete Site Collection page, click Delete.

  5. Click OK in the message box confirming that you want to proceed with the deletion.

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