Error occurred in deployment step ‘Activate Features': The field with Id {xxx} defined in feature {xxx} was found in the current site collection or in a subsite.

Workaround 1:
• Right click on Project node in Solution explorer and click “Retract“. This will retract the Field.
• Close VS. This will flush the stale cache.
• Open the project in a new instance of VS and re-deploy the solution.

Workaround 2:
If closing VS after retract doesn’t solve the problem then a longer workaround is:

• Redeploy the project -> This will show an error during feature activation.
• Go to “Manage Site Features” under “Site Settings” in SharePoint UI in the browser.
• Activate and then Deactivate the deployed feature which contains the Field.
• Retract the Solution in VS i.e. right click on the Project node and click “Retract”.
• Close VS. This will flush the stale cache.
• Open the project in a new instance of VS and re-deploy the solution. This should work.

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