SharePoint Online another site or list is still using this content type

This SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss how to solve an 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.

The error comes, when we try to delete a content type in SharePoint Online site.

Recently I have created few site columns, content types programmatically and then attach the content types to the SharePoint list in my SharePoint online site.

Then I have updated something in the content type so when I was trying to delete I got the below 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.

The error looks like below:

sharepoint online another site or list is still using this content type

I had deleted the list which I was using and I did not have any subsite in that particular site. But when I deleted again it was having the same issue.

SharePoint another site or list is still using this content type

The solution which worked for me was, even if I deleted the list from the site, it was there in the Recycle Bin. So to resolve the issue I had to delete the list from Recycle Bin and Second-stage recycle bin also.

After this, we can delete the content type from the SharePoint Online site.

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This tutorial, we learned how to solve an 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.

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Bhawana Rathore

Hello Everyone!! I am Bhawana a SharePoint MVP and having about 8+ years of SharePoint experience as well as in .Net technologies . I have worked in all the versions of SharePoint from wss to Office 365. I have good exposure in Customization and Migration using Nintex, Metalogix tools . Now exploring more in SharePoint 2016 :) Hope here I can contribute and share my knowledge to the fullest. As I believe "There is no wealth like knowledge, and no poverty like ignorance"

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