How to remove Drop off library from the site using SharePoint Management 2010

This article explains how to remove Drop off library from the SharePoint 2010 site.



This article explains how to remove Drop off library from the SharePoint 2010 site.

SharePoint 2010 introduced a new feature called Content Organizer. This article does not discuss the Content Organizer feature. After activating the Content Organizer feature a new Drop off Library is created in the site. Like the normal document library you can't delete this document library. You won't be seeing an option "Delete this document library" (Drop Off Library => Library Settings => Permissions and Management).

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It doesn't work, if you try to remove this document library by deactivating the Content Organizer feature. You can remove this document library either by using SharePoint object model or SharePoint Manager 2010.

Remove Drop Off Library using SharePoint Management 2010:

In this we will be seeing how to remove Drop Off Library using SharePoint Manager 2010.

Download SharePoint Manager 2010 from the link http://spm.codeplex.com/.

Once you have downloaded open SharePoint Manager 2010.exe and run as administrator.


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In the SharePoint Manager 2010 select the site where you have activated the Content Organizer feature.

You will be able to see the Drop Off Library.

Click on the Drop Off Library, on the right hand side you will see the properties.

Set the property AllowDeletion to True.

After setting the property to true save the changes.

Go to the SharePoint Site => Drop Off Library => Library settings => Permissions and Management.

Now you will be able to see "Delete this document library" option.

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