How to Remove and Delete Pages in Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint allows users to easily create, publish, and share pages that contain a variety of content such as text, images, videos, and documents. However, there may come a time when you need to remove or delete a page from a SharePoint site. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to delete SharePoint pages.

Determine If You Have Permissions to Delete Pages

Before deleting a page, you first need to confirm if you have permissions to do so. Generally, site owners and site collection administrators have full control permissions that allow them to delete site pages.

To check your permissions:

  • Navigate to the SharePoint site and click on the settings icon in the top right corner
  • Select Site permissions
  • Click on Advanced permissions settings
  • Check if you have Full Control access for the site. If yes, you can delete pages.

Delete a Page from the Pages Library

  1. Navigate to the SharePoint site that contains the page you want to delete
  2. On the left sidebar, click on Pages under Site Contents
  3. In the Pages library, hover over the page you want to delete and check the checkbox next to it to select it
  4. A menu bar will appear at the top. Click on the Delete button in the menu bar
  5. A confirmation dialog will appear. Click on Delete to confirm deleting the page

The page is now removed from the SharePoint site.

Delete a Page Using SharePoint Designer

You can also use SharePoint Designer to quickly delete pages:

  1. Open SharePoint Designer and navigate to the SharePoint site
  2. Click on All Files in the left pane and go to the SitePages folder
  3. Right-click on the page you want to delete and select Delete from the context menu
  4. Confirm deletion in the prompt

The page will be permanently deleted from the site.

Delete a Page from the Page Itself

Modern SharePoint pages can also be deleted directly from the page:

  1. Navigate to the page you want to delete
  2. Make sure the page is in Edit mode
  3. From the menu bar at the top, click on Page Details
  4. In the Page Details pane, click on Delete Page
  5. Confirm deletion by clicking on Delete

This will instantly remove the page.

Considerations When Deleting Pages

Here are some things to keep in mind when deleting SharePoint pages:

  • Deleting a page also removes any associated site navigation or links to that page
  • Deleted pages can be restored from the recycle bin if needed
  • Site owners can restore deleted pages even if you don’t have permissions
  • Use caution when bulk deleting pages as you may delete pages still in use
  • Refer to your organization’s page retention policies before deleting pages

Alternative Options to Deleting Pages

Instead of permanently deleting pages, consider these options:

  • Unpublish or archive pages to remove them from public view
  • Move pages to another site or document library for records management
  • Restrict access to pages using permissions instead of deleting
  • Enable content approval on pages so deletions require administrator approval


Deleting unnecessary or outdated pages helps keep SharePoint sites clean and organized. By following the appropriate steps outlined in this article, SharePoint users can securely remove site pages based on business needs or records management policies. Be sure to check with site owners and administrators before permanently deleting valuable pages and content.

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