Remove retention labels from items in SharePoint

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Occasional Visitor

As far as I'm aware, once a retention label has been applied to an item in SharePoint there is no way to remove it (if the "record" box was checked in the retention label settings).

 

Is this true?

 

We have a scenario where some testing labels were applied but would now ideally be removed.

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@OIMSdemo 

Hello,

No, you can remove them with the PowerShell, try this solution:

https://microsoft365.today/microsoft-365/how-to-remove-labels-from-the-security-compliance-center/

 

Remove-ComplianceTag

 

Regards,

Alireza