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Unable to Delete Default Document Library from Sharepoint Page

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I've created a new page in SharePoint Online.  I always create a NEW document library so they all have unique names.  There is NO option to remove or delete the default one called Documents.  Even though it's not on the page, it's still there in the SharePoint App and OneDrive App (click Libraries > page and it's still showing).

 

I've gone so far as to stop inheriting permissions and removed everything but it's still there for all users and causes lots of confusion.  I've even had to rename it (DO NOT USE) yet it looks really bad when everyone sees that.  It also shows in the Copy To and Move To areas of SharePoint for this page adding even more confusion.


Why can't it be removed on a page but it can on a classic site/subsite?

 

To clarify in Site Contents there is no remove option.  In library settings, there is no delete.  

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@Mercedes Green there is the Delete this document library option in the Library Settings page which will work on the default Documents Library and delete it:
deleteDocumentLibrary.png

 

Rob
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Microsoft Power Automate Community Super User

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@Rob ElliottThere is NO delete option.  There is only a delete option on NEW document libraries, not the default.Settings.png

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Best Response confirmed by Norman Young (MVP)
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@Mercedes Green then your site must be connected to an Office 365 Group. Sites that aren't connected to an Office 365 Group DO have the delete this Document Library link on the default Document Library as in my previous screenshot. All my sites which are not connected to an Office 365 Group DO have the link. Sites that are connected to an Office 365 Group do not.


https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/sharepoint/missing-delete-this-document-library-link/m-p/1473...

 

Rob
Los Gallardos
Microsoft Power Automate Community Super User