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SPFolder / SPList: Deleting versus Recycling

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The following code shows how to remove all documents from a folder:

int iCount = spFolder.Files.Count;

for (int i = 0; i < iCount; i++)




Deleting documents with this code will delete permanently without using the recycle bin. To move the document to the recycle bin use the following code:


The SPItem class has a Recycle method as well as a Delete method and can be used in a similar way.

Written by Nick Grattan

October 9, 2007 at 11:13 am

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  1. The first piece of code will only delete first file in the folder

    Jackie boy

    January 20, 2013 at 6:56 am

  2. […] SPFolder / SPList: Deleting versus Recycling | Nick Grattan’s Blog […]

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