After removing an eDiscovery hold, why can’t I delete my SharePoint site? #M365AMA

In this episode, the #M365AMA panel discusses the following community question:

“User is unable to delete classic team sharepoint site . He gets message that there is conservation hold on it but the hold was removed. We are getting error message: sorry something went wrong. This site collection cant be deleted because it contains sites that are included in an ediscovery hold or retention policy. On other sites where the hold was removed , we were able to delete the site without problem. But for some sites, we cannot. Any idea how to overcome this issue?”

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Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.