Monday, May 3, 2010

Completely Empty the SharePoint Recycle Bin

If you have LOTS of stuff in your SharePoint Recycle Bin and want to empty it all, here’s a quick tip:

1. Navigate to the recycle bin page (e.g. http://localhost/_layouts/recyclebin.aspx)

2. In the address bar, type “javascript:emptyItems()” (minus the quotes)

3. Press enter. You will be asked if you really want to empty the recycle bin.

4. Click OK to empty it; click Cancel to leave it alone.

It’s much faster to empty it this way if you have multiple pages of “stuff” in your recycle bin.