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SharePoint - Opening Documents with Explorer

This tutorial will show you how to open a SharePoint document library as a standard Windows Explorer folder so you can drag & drop files and create and move folders around easily.


Note: This will ONLY work in IE (Internet Explorer )



Select the document library you're working with, then click on "Library" under the "Library Tools" in the top navigation.

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On the right-hand side of the ribbon, select "Open with Explorer"

Note: be patient, it will take several seconds before a pop-up dialog box appears asking you to enter your link blue credentials again. You will then will have to wait several seconds again before the Explorer windows opens up.

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Once the library opens up in an Explorer window, you will be able to use it as you would any regular folder on your computer

Ex: you'll be able to drag & drop files and folders, right-click and create new folders...etc.

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