I upgraded my Drupal to the latest version. I also did this with the modules. When I was doing this I got an error for the "sharethis" module. I got a message that told me to upgrade that module myself, so I uploaded the new module files.

But the module isn't working anymore, and when I look at the module-list I cannot find "sharethis".

This is what I see: ShareThis Block 7.x-2.2 This module creates a custom block for the ShareThis widget. Vereist: Sharethis (MISSING)

When trying to reinstall the module I get this message: "Sharethis is aleady installed"

So I can't uninstall/install this module! Also when deleting the directory it gives the same error. (already installed) So I want to delete and re-install a module that's not visible in the module-list.

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    Are you sure its only in one location? Can you check if the same module exists in multiple locations?
    – GoodSp33d
    Commented Jul 5, 2012 at 12:01
  • I renamed the old version, for if something would go wrong... So I had 2 versions indeed! If you post this as an answer I can give you credits for this great answer! Commented Jul 5, 2012 at 12:19

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I had the same problem previously, turns out I had copied the module inside itself. Duplicating modules inside modules directory might give this error.


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