I was working on a site moving, but the operation failed due to site template mismatch. I ended up with a half-created site.
I can access the site through URL, but unable to access the site settings to delete the site.
I tried PowerShell Remove-SPSite approach, but it says it cannot find the site with url.
I tried to examine the problem using Squadron. Luckily i was able to see the site there. Then the rest is easy – created on Delete command which recursively delete sites & sub sites under. It worked like a charm with Squadron.
Here are the steps involved to delete a site collection/site/list/library using Squadron.
You can download the latest from http://www.sharepointcto.com/Squadron/
Install the application & run it from Start Menu > Programs > Squadron
Open the Explorer plugin from the left pane.
Locate the site to be deleted
Click the Delete button
Confirm site deletion
Great! Your defective site should be deleted now.
Here we have explored a rare scenario of defective site & deletion of it using Squadron. You can use the tool for site collection deletion, list/library deletion as well