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Issue:
When I am trying to open the SharePoint 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.

unable to open sharepoint library in explorer view
unable to open sharepoint library in explorer view

Also some time I was receiving error as “Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer”



Solution for this issue is:

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 Sever Selection.


unable to open sharepoint library in explorer
unable to open sharepoint library in explorer

Select the server and click on Next.

sharepoint open with explorer not working
sharepoint open with explorer not working

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

open with explorer sharepoint 2013 not working in ie11
open with explorer sharepoint 2013 not working in ie11

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

sharepoint your client does not support opening this list with windows explorer
sharepoint your client does not support opening this list with windows explorer

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

open with explorer not working in sharepoint 2013
open with explorer not working in sharepoint 2013

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 document library in open with explorer view.

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

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About Krishna Vandanapu

I am Krishna.Vandanapu a SharePoint architect working in IT from last 12 years, I worked in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. I have extensive hands on experience in customizing SharePoint sites from end to end. Expertise in SharePoint migration tools like Sharegate, Doc Ave and Metalogix. Migrated SharePoint sites from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and 2010 to 2013 several times seamlessly. Implementing CSOM with Microsoft best practices. Spent quality time in configuring SharePoint application services like User Profile, Search, Managed Meta data services etc. Now exploring SharePoint Framework and SharePoint 2019

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