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Delete File in SharePoint using PowerShell

The example in this topic show how to use PowerShell to Delete File 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
  •  
  • # -Url: relative path of the file
  • # -AsListItem: Retrieves the file and returns it as a ListItem object
  • $ListItem = Get-PnPFile -Url "/Shared Documents/aatest.txt" -AsListItem
  •  
  • # Get the File object
  • $targetFile = $ListItem.File
  •  
  • $clientContext.Load($targetFile)
  •  
  • $clientContext.ExecuteQuery()
  •  
  • # Delete File
  • $targetFile.DeleteObject()
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  • $clientContext.ExecuteQuery()
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  • Disconnect-PnPOnline

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


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