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SharePoint 2010 – Load control template file /_controltemplates/TaxonomyPicker.ascx failed!!!!

Running SharePoint 2010 Server running on Windows 2008 R2, Virtual Machine

On the application event…following error even keep on comming…Load control template file /_controltemplates/TaxonomyPicker.ascx failed:


Locate the file “TaxonomyPicker.ascx” in the Controltemplates directory of the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\CONTROL TEMPLATES\ and search for the following line Control className="TaxonomyPickerControl" .... locate ‘&#44’

and replace ‘&#44’ with ‘,’...  and then save the file. This will resolve the error.

May 10, 2010 - Posted by | Microsoft, Office 2010, Sharepoint 2010, Software | , ,


  1. the error does come back though…
    see update to this fix (look for section in orange) here:

    Comment by matt c | May 20, 2010 | Reply

  2. I too had this error and struggled to solve it. But your post gave me solution. Thanks for it.

    Comment by Rahul | December 17, 2010 | Reply

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