Unable to change SharePoint site address

Brass Contributor

Hello 

 

Please i need your help on this issue.

 

I am unable to change the site address, getting the message that the site address is already in use, however I can't find any other site using this address (the sitename has been used before however the old site has been removed several months ago)

 

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1 Reply
Check Recycle Bin sometimes after deleting a site, it might still be in the tenant recycle bin. You can use PowerShell to permanently delete it from there.
Clear-PnPTenantRecycleBinItem -url <site_url>
Keep in mind that it can take about 10 minutes to change the site address, depending on the site’s size. During this time, the site will be read-only.
It’s best to perform this change during low site usage or out of hours