Deleting SharePoint sites that are not accessible

In SharePoint MOSS 2007 if some sites become messed up for whatever reason you will not be able to access the site and hence not delete the site.

Normally you open/access the site choose Site Settings->Delete this site.  If the site is not accessible you can type in the path to the delete page manually

http://yourserver:port/sitename/_layouts/deleteweb.aspx

note you have to use the full path, the parentsite/…/sitename. All other pages on the site should also be accessible this way; you can find the path by using a site that works and just substitute the path for your problem site and hopefully it will work.

(Another option is to write a small program to clean up or do your bidding)

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