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Large Folder Delete on OneDrive and SharePoint Document Libraries on Web

OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Development Services

From Microsoft Corporation
Technical Bulletin MC341151 · Published Mar 10, 2022

Message Summary

Currently large folders (>10k items) cannot be deleted from OneDrive and SharePoint Document Libraries on web. With this new feature we will allow users to delete them. The process of deleting a large folder will be the same as deleting any small folder on the web today.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88979.

When this will happen:

We will begin rolling out in mid-March and expect the rollout to be completed by early April.

Note: Some users may see this feature before other users within your organization.

How this will affect your organization:

Users will now be able to delete large folders (>10k items) OneDrive and SharePoint Document Libraries on web. If a user tries to delete a shared folder that another user has already started deleting, they will see an error message, “This item is already being deleted.” Deleted folders will still be available in the site Recycle Bin.

What you need to do to prepare:

No action is required.


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