Fix: “The Site scoped feature being activated has a dependency on hidden Site Collection scoped feature” Error on Content Organizer

Problem: I need to enable ‘content organizer’ in site feature. However, when I tried activating the “Content Organizer” feature from SharePoint Online site features page, got an error message:

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.

The Site scoped feature being activated has a dependency on hidden Site Collection scoped Feature

Solution:

The error message is kind of misleading! We don’t need to force activate any hidden features. To enable the “content organizer” site feature, activate these two features at the site collection level:

  1. SharePoint Server Standard Site Collection features
  2. SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection features

Now, give a try to activate content organizer feature again, It should activate without issues.

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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