Remove duplicate web parts from SharePoint web part page

How to remove duplicate web parts from web part page in SharePoint 2013 Online?
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This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to remove the duplicate web part from a SharePoint 2013/2016/Online web part page.

Recently we were working on a migration project from moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013. We use the first database upgrade approach, from moss 2007 to SharePoint 2010 and from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013.

In the SharePoint migration process, we use a 3rd party tool to migrate the delta data using the tool in SharePoint. Then we notice that for some pages the tool keep on adding duplicate web parts to those pages.

Remove duplicate web parts from SharePoint web part page

You can follow the below approach to remove the duplicate web parts from a SharePoint page.

Open your SharePoint 2013/2016/Online page which will be like this.

https://<tenant name>.sharepoint.com/SitePages/Home.aspx

Then at the end of the URL add ?contents=1, so your page URL should look like below:

https://<tenant name>.sharepoint.com/SitePages/Home.aspx?contents=1

This will display the web part maintenance page, you will be able to see the web parts presented in the page, type of web parts and what are the web parts presented (Open) in the page.

It should look like below:

remove duplicate web parts sharepoint

Now whichever web part you want to delete, select the web part and then click on the Delete button as shown in the fig below.

Then click on OK, and you will not be able to see that web part in the SharePoint web part page.

remove duplicate web parts sharepoint online

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Hope this SharePoint tutorial explains, how to remove duplicate web parts from the web part page in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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