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Delete Attachment From List Item in SharePoint using PowerShell

The example in this topic show how to use PowerShell to Delete Attachment From List Item in SharePoint
  • Using PnP (Pattern and Practice) PowerShell commands, you can access and manipulate SharePoint objects easily.
  • Prerequisite: You have to install cmdlets to work in PnP PowerShell.

How to run PnP PowerShell command in SharePoint?

  • First, open powershell ise.
  • powershell ise
  • Make sure you run it in Administrator Mode.
  • Now, copy and paste the code mentioned below and click on Run Script as shown in the screenshot.
  • powershell ise run command

  • # Provide credentials over here
  • $creds = (New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential "<<UserName>>",(ConvertTo-SecureString "<<Password>>" -AsPlainText -Force))
  • # Provide URL of the Site over here
  • # If you do not wish to pass credentials hard coded then you can use: -Credentials (Get-Credential). This will prompt to enter credentials
  • Connect-PnPOnline -Url http://MyServer/sites/MySiteCollection -Credentials $creds
  • # Get Context
  • $clientContext = Get-PnPContext
  • # Get Item using CAML Query
  • # -PageSize = 1, This is item limit. This will ensure that only 1 row is returned.
  • $ListItem = Get-PnPListItem -List "New list" -Query "<View><Query><Where><Eq><FieldRef Name='Title'/><Value Type='Text'>New Title</Value></Eq></Where></Query></View>" -PageSize 1
  • # Get List attachment object by its file name
  • $oAttachment = $ListItem.AttachmentFiles.GetByFileName("Untitled.png")
  • # Delete attachment
  • $oAttachment.DeleteObject()
  • $clientContext.ExecuteQuery()
  • Disconnect-PnPOnline

Thank you for reading this article. This code was tested in SharePoint 2013

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