I am trying to remove a SharePoint feature that was deployed on a site collection level. Even after disabling it and removing the solution, it's still there. I deleted the folder from the TEMPLATES folder, but I prefer properly removing it.

I tried using Management Shell but the commands "cannot find a Feature object with Path or Id...", even if I copy and paste the folder name, the name in the xml file, etc.

Why is this so difficult to get rid of? Or should I not worry about it?

  • You retracted and deleted the solution in central admin? – AdamBT Sep 4 '14 at 19:18
  • That is correct. The solution is no longer in the store. Only the site collection feature remains. – Chris Sep 4 '14 at 19:21

Proper way to remove the feature is

Now as it become orphan, you can remove either way

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Ah, I found it! Turns out the solution was still in the gallery (despite the fact that I uninstalled and removed it). So I had to manually deactivate and delete it to remove the feature.

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