For the instructions on SharePoint 2010, read our Knowledge Base article How Do I Open SharePoint 2010 Document Library In Windows Explorer?

For the instructions on SharePoint 2013, read our Knowledge Base article How Do I Open SharePoint 2013 Document Library In Windows Explorer?

Note: the option is available only in the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer.

SharePoint site must be added to Local intranet in Internet Explorer. To add your SharePoint site: open Internet Explorer > Internet Options > Security > Local intranet > click on Sites button > Advanced > add the website to the zone. Reload the Internet Explorer to take the effect.

To open a SharePoint list in Windows Explorer:

  1. Open the SharePoint site in Internet Explorer.
  2. Navigate to the list you want to open in Windows Explorer.
  3. Click the Actions menu and choose Open with Windows Explorer.

 


     4.   When prompted, enter your username and password.
     5.   A Windows Explorer window will open, showing you the files in the list you have chosen.