I get following error when I click on "Add Document" on a infopath library.

This feature requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or later and a Microsoft Sharepoint Foundation-compatible XML editor such as Microsoft InfoPath.

I tried settings > and open it from server (open in browser) and still get the error.

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Please verify which version of SharePoint you are running. The user can only open an InfoPath form in the browser if the server is running Form Services in SP2010 Enterprise or Forms Server (an additional server product). If you are running SharePoint Foundation or Standard SP2010 the user can only open the form in the InfoPath client. And from the error message, it sounds like you do not have InfoPath installed on the client.

  • Yes, Laurie's point is valid, I had assumed Infopath Form services were running (and forgot to include that in my assumptions list :-)...)
    – sumitkm
    May 19, 2011 at 19:39

I am assuming you are trying this on IE7+ and you have Microsoft Infopath installed on your computer

Try repairing Office installation by

  • Close all instance of IE
  • Close all Office Products
  • Go to 'Program Files'->'Microsoft Office'->'Microsoft Office Tools'->'Microsoft Office Diagnostics'
  • Let the diagnostics complete and reboot if it asks you to.
  • Try adding Infopath Form now.
  • I will certainly go through these and see where problem lies.
    – Roxanne
    May 16, 2011 at 3:59
  • I dont see program files > mo > mot...
    – Roxanne
    May 19, 2011 at 18:38
  • Hmm... could be it wasn't installed by default... Try the option suggested here... (basically launch diagnostics from inside Office Apps) office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/…
    – sumitkm
    May 19, 2011 at 18:58

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