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cannot see delete option in document library and list

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  • I cannot see delete option in document library and list under permissions and management. Is it like i cannot delete default lists and document library?
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 12:44 PM

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  • Go to the list, there you can see Actions -> List Settings.

    Open the list setting page under Permission and Management, the 1st item is, delete the list.
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, November 9, 2009 4:26 PM sig removed. do NOT ask people to mark your post as answer
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 1:00 PM
  • Go to the list, there you can see Actions -> List Settings.

    Open the list setting page under Permission and Management, the 1st item is, delete the list.


    But i cannot see that option over there.....
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, November 9, 2009 4:28 PM Don't use full quote.
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 1:23 PM
  • Do you have necessary permissions? Try login as admin
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, November 9, 2009 4:26 PM sig removed. do NOT ask people to mark your post as answer
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 1:25 PM

  • Yes! i have adminstrative rights and permissions.
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, November 9, 2009 4:28 PM Don't use full quote
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 1:49 PM
  • Hello,

    The link for List Settings are not under the Actions dropdown menu, it is under the Settings dropdown menu.  Don't mistake this for the Site Actions dropdown menu.

    Go to your list.  If you have administrator rights, you will see three dropdown menus:  New, Actions, Settings.  Click on Settings > List Settings.  The Delete This List option is under the Permissions and Management section.  If you do not see this, you do not have administrator rights to this list.  Can you click on the Manage Permissions For This List link and confirm that you have the permissions you think you do?


    Chris Caravajal MCTS SharePoint Help
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 3:34 PM
  • Hello,

    The link for List Settings are not under the Actions dropdown menu, it is under the Settings dropdown menu.  Don't mistake this for the Site Actions dropdown menu.

    Go to your list.  If you have administrator rights, you will see three dropdown menus:  New, Actions, Settings.  Click on Settings > List Settings.  The Delete This List option is under the Permissions and Management section.  If you do not see this, you do not have administrator rights to this list.  Can you click on the Manage Permissions For This List link and confirm that you have the permissions you think you do?


    Chris Caravajal MCTS SharePoint Help
    After deep investigation i found that you cannot delete the list and library which created default by system.
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 5:58 PM
  • Hi i don't thik your findings are correct. You can delete all the lists and libraries in a sharepoint site if you have proper permissions.


    Regards, Aj (http://www.ajittgeorge.blogspot.com) MCTS
    • Proposed as answer by Ajith George Monday, November 9, 2009 1:55 PM
    • Edited by Ajith George Monday, November 9, 2009 2:13 PM .update
    • Unproposed as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, November 9, 2009 4:26 PM
    Friday, November 6, 2009 12:54 PM
  • Just a heads up, the Moderators don't like it when you respond and propose your own answer as the solution.  If you're correct, the creator of the posting or the Moderators will give you credit!


    Chris Caravajal MCTS SharePoint Help
    Monday, November 9, 2009 2:10 PM
  • Thanks, Chris, pls go ahead and unpropose it.


    Regards, Aj (http://www.ajittgeorge.blogspot.com) MCTS
    Monday, November 9, 2009 2:15 PM
  • He can't. However I (Moderator) can.

    (He's right by the way)
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    Monday, November 9, 2009 4:27 PM
  • Thanks mike, and Sorry for the mistake.
    Regards, Aj (http://www.ajittgeorge.blogspot.com) MCTS
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 11:56 AM
  • There is a new behavior for 2010 that applies to sites created with SharePoint 2010. You can still delete all lists and libraries normally created from a typical site template; HOWEVER, you cannot delete system lists & libraries created and used by features such as the publishing feature.

    For example consider the default "Documents" library. To remove the default "Documents" library, you must remove all documents from the library, and then deactivate the publishing feature.

    I hope this helps.


    • Edited by DavidMatthewLawson Monday, September 10, 2012 4:52 PM I believe i may have misunderstood the he pronoun.
    Monday, September 10, 2012 4:50 PM