Error : Unable to Delete Site : SharePoint 2010

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.

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I tried PowerShell Remove-SPSite approach, but it says it cannot find the site with url.

Solution

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.

Steps

Here are the steps involved to delete a site collection/site/list/library using Squadron.

Install Squadron

You can download the latest from http://www.sharepointcto.com/Squadron/

Install the application & run it from Start Menu > Programs > Squadron

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Open the Explorer plugin from the left pane.

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Locate the site to be deleted

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Click the Delete button

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Confirm site deletion

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Great! Your defective site should be deleted now.

Summary

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

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