How to remove unwanted master pages

Each BindTuning theme will provide you with several master pages, which you're able to fully utilize inside your Classic SharePoint environment.

In some scenarios, you may find some of those master pages are not necessary and, so, you're planning on removing them, This article will cover the necessary steps in order to remove your unwanted master pages. 

This same procedure only applies to Classic SharePoint sites and/or pages, as the Modern SharePoint experience does not leverage master pages. 

Info: SharePoint Designer is required in order to accomplish the steps described in this article. If you need to download it please follow this link

SandBox Solutions (SharePoint Online, SP2013, 2016 and 2019)

Important: Before removing the master page be sure its no longer in use.

  1. Open your site with SharePoint Designer;
  2. Go to All Files > _catalogs > masterpage;
  3. Locate the folder that corresponds to your theme name, and access it;
  4. Right-click on the unwanted master page and select Delete (eg Home.master);

  5. The master pages will no longer appear on the Master Page Settings for selection.

Farm Solutions (SP2013, 2016 and 2019)

Important: Before removing the master page be sure its no longer in use.

  1. Open your site with SharePoint Designer;
  2. Go to All Files > _catalogs > masterpage;
  3. Locate the folder that corresponds to your theme name, and access it;
  4. Right-click on the unwanted master page and select Delete (eg Home.master);
  5. The master pages will no longer appear on the Master Page Settings for selection.
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