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


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)


SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard .exe name, location

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN is the default installation folder for MOSS2007/WSS 3.x

This folder contains the binaries for MOSS and WSS, psconfigui.exe is the exe for the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard