SharePoint another site or list is still using this content type

Here we will see, how to resolve an error that comes when we try to delete a content type from the SharePoint site collection. The error comes as: Another site or list is still using this content type. If you would still like to delete it please remove the content type from all sites and lists and then try again.

A content type is an entity that uses site columns to define a schema of fields for an item in a list or a document in a document library in SharePoint Online. The content types are defined outside the scope of any list or document library.

A content type defines a field collection that is reusable across multiple lists or multiple document libraries. You can update a content type to make the changes available in all list and libraries.

The issue comes as: Another site or list is still using this content type. If you would still like to delete it please remove the content type from all sites and lists and then try again

If you are new to the content type, you can check the SharePoint Content type article: Content type in SharePoint 2016 tutorial

When we try to delete a particular content type, we got the below error:

Sorry, something went wrong.
Another site or list is still using this content type. If you would still like to delete it please remove the content type from all sites and lists and then try again.

SharePoint online Another site or list is still using this content type
Another site or list is still using this content type. If you would still like to delete it please remove the content type from all sites and lists and then try again

Another site or list is still using this content type

Here are below things you need to do in order to delete the content type from the site collection in SharePoint.

  • Delete the content type from the lists or libraries used in the SharePoint site collection. Make sure to delete from each site and subsites too.
  • Once you delete from the lists or libraries, we have to delete from the recycle bin too.

To delete from recycle bin, go to settings -> Site settings -> Then select Recycle bin from Site Collection Administration.(_layouts/15/AdminRecycleBin.aspx?view=5)

Once you delete it from the Recycle Bin, we need to delete it from the “Second-stage recycle bin.” Click on the “Second-stage recycle bin” link like below:

remove the content type from all sites and lists and then try again
Another site or list is still using this content type. If you would still like to delete it please remove the content type from all sites and lists and then try again

Once deleted from the Second-stage recycle bin, we will be able to delete the content type successfully.

SharePoint remove content type from list

If you are new to a content type in the SharePoint list, let us now check out, how to delete a content type from a SharePoint list.

Open the SharePoint Online list, click on the gear icon or settings icon -> List settings.

This will open the List settings page, here navigate to Advanced settings that is under General Settings. In the Advanced Settings page make sure, Allow management of content types? is selected as Yes which is under the Content Types section.

Once you enable Allow management of content types, we will be able to see the Content Type section in the List settings page.

You will be able to see all the content types associated with the SharePoint Online list. Here you click on the content type which you want to delete.

SharePoint remove content type from list
SharePoint remove content type from list

This will open the List content type page, here click on Delete this content type option.

how to remove content type from sharepoint list
how to remove content type from sharepoint list

Here, it will ask Are you sure you want to delete this list content type? Click on OK. And the content type will be deleted from the SharePoint list.

This is how to remove the content type from the sharepoint list.

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I hope this SharePoint article will help you to solve the error “Another site or list is still using this content type. If you would still like to delete it please remove the content type from all sites and lists and then try again“.

  • Another site or list is still using this content type. if you would still like to delete it, please remove the content type from all sites and lists and then try again.
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