Tip #94: Deleting Content Type from list - SharePoint Foundation and Server behaviour

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SharePoint does not allow deleting a content type from a list if that list contains items of that content type.However, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 have different behavior for deleting content types:

  • SharePoint Foundation 2010 does not consider items that are in the Recycle Bin. If those items are restored after their content type is deleted from the list, those items are assigned the default content type for that list
  • SharePoint Server 2010 considers all items in the Recycle Bin and does not allow deleting of Content Type untill your delete all items from Recycle Bin that are used by that content type


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