“Open With Explorer” not working, Try below steps.

If you are facing any issues with Functionality of “Open With Explorer”, Try below steps.

1. Click on Start -> Go to “Run” -> Type “temp” -> hit enter key -> select all the temporary files & delete them.
2. Click on Start -> Go to “Run” -> Type “%temp%” -> hit enter key -> select all the temporary files & delete them.
3. Click on Start -> Go to “Run” -> Type “services.msc” -> hit enter key -> select “Webclient” service & please verify whether is it running or not.
4. Add the SharePoint site to Local Intranet & Trusted sites.
a. Local Intranet: Go to “Internet Explorer” -> Click on “Tools” -> Click on “Internet Options” -> Under “Security Tab” select “Local Intranet” -> Click on “Sites” button -> Click on Advanced Button -> Add the SharePoint site & then click on close.
b. Trusted sites: Go to “Internet Explorer” -> Click on “Tools” -> Click on “Internet Options” -> Under “Security Tab” select “Trusted Sites” -> Click on “Sites” button -> Add the SharePoint site & then click on close.
1. Please try browsing the site.

If still issue persist, We would request you to please try performing the below steps.
-> Go to My computer
-> On the ribbon you’ll find the option as “Map network drive”, click on it
-> it will prompt you with network drive window
-> choose the drive letter as per your requirement & in folder text box please enter url as http://yoursiteurl remove all the other marked check boxes.
-> Please click on ok now the site should open with all the document libraries & contents available in SharePoint site. (note: this drive will not display the list details as SharePoint list contains all the records or items in SQL databases)

-> Now you should be able to use your SharePoint site with network drive.

Hope this will work for you.

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Author: "Sharepoint Thoughts"

I’m a Microsoft Certified IT Professional with 5+ Years Experience on SharePoint Technologies. Worked extensively on “SharePoint 2007”, “SharePoint 2010”, “SharePoint 2013” & “SharePoint 2016” on Implementation, Configuration & Troubleshooting several Projects.

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