Clean draft versions via PowerShell

SharePoint versionining is very cool feature, but in time or setting incorrect version limitations can cause performance issues. When this happen you may want to get rid off older draft versions.

Following script is cleans for older draft versions in a library while keeping all major versions. Also you can keep defined number of last major items drafts available.
Note: This script doesn’t delete any major item.

#USAGE:
# .\CleanDraftVersions.ps1 -siteUrl <Site Url> -webName <webName> -listName <ListName> -versionsToKeep <Number> -delete=<$true|$false>
#PARAMETERS
# -siteUrl : Url of the Site Collection
# -webName : Specific subsite (leave empty for root web)
# -listName : Specific ListName
# -versionsToKeep: Number of major item’s drafts will be preserved (including current version)
# -delete : $false (default) for reporting only ,$true for deleting.
# Highligts: Red will be deleted , Yellow will be preserved , Green current Item .

#EXAMPLE
# .\CleanDraftVersions.ps1 -siteUrl “http://contoso.com&#8221; -webName “” -listName “Pages” -versionsToKeep 10 -delete $false
Download:
https://github.com/bpostaci/CleanDraftVersions/blob/master/CleanDraftVersions/CleanDraftVersions.ps1

 

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