The Surly Admin

Father, husband, IT Pro, cancer survivor

Purge List Items in SharePoint 2010

In August 2012 my company migrated to SharePoint 2010, and immediately ran into a problem. SharePoint 2010 has a limit on lists of 5000, and this is a pretty hard limit–it won’t even show the list items to the user if you’re over the threshold. Now, you could just go in and change the threshold to a much higher number but honestly, that completely defeats the whole purpose of the threshold which is there to improve list performance. Ideally, you want to delete items in the list until you’re under the threshold. ┬áHere’s how I did it.

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August 7, 2012 Posted by | PowerShell | , , , , , | 2 Comments