we’re having a problem opening this location in file explorer SharePoint 2016

This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to fix an error we’re having a problem opening this location in file explorer sharepoint 2016 or sharepoint 2013.

When I am trying to open the SharePoint 2016 document library I was getting the below error: We’re having a problem opening this location in File Explorer. Add this web site to your Trusted Sites list and try again.

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Also, sometimes I was receiving an error as “Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer”

we’re having a problem opening this location in file explorer sharepoint 2016

Follow the appropriate step for your operating system:

For Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7:
Start -> Run -> type services.msc -> Hit Enter.

For Windows 8
Start -> services.msc-> Hit Enter.

For Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012
Start -> services.msc -> Hit Enter.

Note: If the WebClient service isn’t present, you must first install the Desktop Experience. For more information about how to install the Desktop Experience, go to the following Microsoft website:

Install Desktop Experience
Installing desktop experience in Windows Server 2012 r2:
Go to Start -> Administrative Tools -> Server Manager. Then click on Server Selection.

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Select the server and click on Next.

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Then in the Select features dialog box, Select Features -> expand “User Interfaces and Infrastructure (2 of 3 installed)” and select “Desktop Experience“.

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Then in the Add features that are required for Desktop Experience? Click Add Features like below:

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Then choose “Restart the destination server automatically if required“.

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Once this feature is installed server will be rebooted. After that start the “WebClient” in services window by following the below steps.

Start -> Services -> click on Services (Services.msc) -> Check for “WebClient” service and start the service.

Now you should be able to open a document library in open with explorer view in SharePoint.

I hope this will help you to fix the issue with the opening the SharePoint document library in Explorer view.

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