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Error messages when you delete or rename large folders or sites in Windows SharePoint Services
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You may experience one or more of the following symptoms when you try to work with a folder, with a subsite, or with a site in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services:
This problem occurs if the size of the folder, of the subsite, or of the site that you want to rename or delete is larger than the maximum limit that is hard-coded in Windows SharePoint Services.
This problem was first fixed in a hotfix that is now contained in a service pack. If you installed the latest Windows SharePoint Services service pack, you do not have to install the hotfix.
Service pack informationThis problem is corrected in Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 2.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows SharePoint Services. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
906795To resolve this problem, install the hotfix that is described in the following article:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906795/ )How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows SharePoint Services
888505After you install this hotifx, you can delete a site or folder of any size.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888505/ )Description of the Windows SharePoint Services post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 13, 2004
To work around this problem, delete items in the folder or in the site until the contents of the folder or of the site are less than the size limit. Then, delete or rename the folder or the site that you want.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.This problem was first corrected in Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 2.
Windows SharePoint Services users cannot delete a folder, a document library, a site, or a site collection if either of the following conditions is true:
For example, a document library that contains 9,993 documents exceeds the maximum limit of 10,000 items. The number of items that is calculated for the document library is actually 10,001 because the number of items includes the number of documents (9993), the number of files in the Forms folder (6), the forms folder (1), and the root folder of the document library (1).