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Error while installing a feature on sharepoint site

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 25, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi everyone,

  I am trying to install a feature that creates an custom menu item.

  When I run the stsadm command the following error comes :

Required tag 'http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/:Feature' is missing from XML file ...\12\Templates\Features\GoogleMenuItem\feature.xml'. found 'Feature' instead.

Kindly help me resolve this error...


Thank you

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