I'm trying to activate the content organizer feature so I can have uploaded files automatically routed to a different library or folder. When I try to activate it, I get this error:

The Site scoped feature being activated has a dependency on hidden Site Collection scoped feature 'FeatureDefinition/15/0c8a9a47-22a9-4798-82f1-00e62a96006e' (ID: '0c8a9a47-22a9-4798-82f1-00e62a96006e'). Hidden features cannot be auto-activated across scopes. There may be one or more visible Site Collection scoped features that auto-activate the dependent hidden feature.

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For me worked enabling the site collection feature SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure


From this article:


This feature is:

Name: DocumentRoutingResources

Title: Document Routing Resources

ID: 0c8a9a47-22a9-4798-82f1-00e62a96006e

Scope: Site

Try to manually activate the hidden "Document Routing Resources" Feature via PowerShell:

Enable-SPFeature -Identity "DocumentRoutingResources" -Url http://sitecollection

I just bumped into this in Office 365.

There is no need to force activate any hidden features.

The Content Organizer feature fails to activate due to dependencies with other features.

Ensure these features are activated and then content organizer should activate without issues.

SharePoint Server Standard Site Collection features

SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection features

  • Enabling these two features doesn't work to resolve the issue. Just tried it.
    – vapcguy
    Commented Nov 18, 2021 at 19:11

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