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2.3 for 2010 - Cannot delete features
I have five features listed as "ERROR READING FEATURE" with "ScopeInvalid". These are features I have already identified as missing their feature.xml file in the 14-hive and am trying to remove. When I use this program to uninstall
the features I have it check the whole farm because I cannot determine the exact scope, and it finds nothing scoped to the webapp or farm, but then logs "An error occurred iterating through the features..." and terminates.
I tried using the "Find faulty feature in farm" tool which does properly identify these features as faulty and attempts to remove them one by one from various places, but each time spits out an error dialog with "System.invalidOperationException:
Feature '[guid]' is not activated at this scope..." and a long list of "at" locations before moving on to the next feature. After several occurrences of this, it ends saying "No faulty feature was found in the farm".
Three of the features show up in the SPSite list, and when trying to remove them it claims they were removed and says to reload the list, but reloading it shows them as still present.
I should also note that I've tried a couple PowerShell methods as well with no success (because they are missing the manifest).
Any ideas on why this isn't working? I'd like to avoid combing through the DB to delete any record of them, but at the moment it looks like the only option.