Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Unable to open Document Library in Explorer View

If you're unable to open document library in Explorer view follow these steps:
(your client does not support opening this list with windows explorer)
1. Add your site as a trusted site list in your Browser tools option

  • Start Internet Explorer.
  • On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
  • Click Trusted sites, and then click Sites.
  • In the Trusted sites dialog box, type the URL (http://servername:port) of your site in the Add this website to the zone box, and then click Add.
  • Click Close, and then click OK.
2.  Make sure the Web client service is Started.
3. If your are using server Machine means install Desktop Experience Feature
 

1 comment:

  1. Did that and all the other ridiculous work arounds that Microsoft told me to try. Sometimes restarting the webclient works. Sometimes opening a document in datasheet view and then going back to standard view works. Today none of those are working and now I have to lose ten critical minutes of my work day to reboot just so I can get stupid Sharepoint working in explorer again.

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