Today few new facts which I got to know when we need to delete the existing Modern Site or Team. We all know when we create the modern site / Team behind the scene Office 365 group is created.
So when we delete the modern site, the group, sites shared mailbox and all its documents, emails and tasks associated with site is deleted.
There is no delete option available on site settings page (_layouts/15/settings.aspx) like on classic sites. Not sure why this option is not available for modern sites.
Option available for delete site is on “Edit site information” popup as
Other option available is deleting the group from Admin Center site. Navigate to Groups from Admin center site as
Groups listing page will open (https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home#/groups), select the group which we want to delete and click “Delete group” button as
Fig 3. Selecting group for deleting from group listings from admin site
But important points are there is bit difference when we delete site and delete group. If we restore deleted group, site for group is restored and it works again.
But when we delete from “Edit site information” popup, even though we restore respective group site never opens – we always get “404 FILE NOT FOUND” as
Also we observed that deleted modern sites / Teams always get in search result.
Deleted modern sites / Teams also rendered in Following sites SharePoint page of root site (_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx?v=following) as
We have raised this issue to Microsoft. We will update again once we have update.
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