Sitecore PowerShell script to remove all language versions except one

- Pranay on Sep 23 '18

This post provides Sitecore PowerShell script to remove all lang versions except one for items under a Sitecore node recursively.

Here in my example, removes all language versions except for English language.

In some cases you may want to remove versions of an item or an entire node in all languages except one or few languages. In that case it is difficult to remove them manually. Instead if we can use a PowerShell script in Sitecore, it would make our job very easy.


  1. Retrieve all the child items recursively.
  2. For each item, get all the versions in all languages.
  3. Check if the language version retrieved is the one you want to remove.If so, use the Remove-ItemVersion to remove that particular version.

With versions

Versions deleted

Sitecore PowerShell script

$props = @{
   InfoTitle = "Remove Versions"
    PageSize = 10000000

$sourcePath =  "master:/sitecore/content/Home/Site1"

function Remove-Versions {

    $items = Get-ChildItem -Path $sourcePath -Recurse
    foreach ($item in $items)
        foreach ($version in $item.Versions.GetVersions($true))
            if ($version.Language -ne "en")
                Remove-ItemVersion $version
                Write-Host $version.ID " - " $version.Language "- deleted"


$items = Remove-Versions
$items | Show-ListView @props -Property ItemPath, ID, @{Label="Language"; Expression={$_."Language"}} 

About the author

Pranay Deegoju
Sitecore Certified Professional

A Software Engineer by profession, a part time blogger and an enthusiast programmer. You can find more about me here.

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