Error message when you create and then deploy a list, a library, or a folder that is named "Forms" on your deployment source in SharePoint Server 2010: "Error: An unexpected error has occurred"

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SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
  • You create a list, a library, or a folder by using the name "Forms" on your content deployment source.
  • You try to deploy this list, library, or folder.
In this scenario, the deployment fails during the import phase. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Error: An unexpected error has occurred
WORKAROUND
To work around this issue, do not use the name "Forms" when you create the list, the library, or the folder in SharePoint Server 2010.
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