In this post we will discuss how we can resolve the error which comes when you try to open a SharePoint list in explorer view. Also you can check my previous posts on:
The full error messages comes as: Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer
Explorer view uses the WebDav protocol to connect to SharePoint from the client. As Windows Server is not designed to be a client, the WebDav client is not installed or enabled by default.
In order to enable the WebDav client on a server we need to enable the Desktop Experience feature.
To install Desktop Experience using Server Manager:
Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and click Server Manager.
In the Features Summary section, click Add features, then Select the Desktop Experience check box, and then click Next. And then click on Install
Now try to open the list using explorer view. The error should not come.