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How to open a SharePoint list in Windows Explorer?

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  • How to open a SharePoint list in Windows Explorer  ?? 
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, January 06, 2010 12:39 PM "Sharepoint" is a pointless Title
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, January 06, 2010 12:40 PM Not a programming question (From:SharePoint - Development and Programming)
    Wednesday, January 06, 2010 12:27 PM

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  • Hi,

    Opening a Sharepoint List in Windows Explorer

    1. Open Sharepoint Site in Internet Explorer.
    2. Navigate to the list you want to open in Windows Explorer.
    3. Click on the "Actions" button and choose "Open with Windows Explorer"
    4. Enter your username and password in the pop up box.
    5. A Windows Explorer window will pop up showing you the files in the list you have chosen

    Best Regards, Ammar MCT
    • Proposed as answer by Farhan_ Ansari Wednesday, January 06, 2010 1:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, January 06, 2010 1:38 PM
    Wednesday, January 06, 2010 12:59 PM

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  • try

    \\host\Lists\[YourList]
    or
    \\hosts\sites\[YourSite]\Lists\[YourList]
    Wednesday, January 06, 2010 12:29 PM
  • Hi,

    Opening a Sharepoint List in Windows Explorer

    1. Open Sharepoint Site in Internet Explorer.
    2. Navigate to the list you want to open in Windows Explorer.
    3. Click on the "Actions" button and choose "Open with Windows Explorer"
    4. Enter your username and password in the pop up box.
    5. A Windows Explorer window will pop up showing you the files in the list you have chosen

    Best Regards, Ammar MCT
    • Proposed as answer by Farhan_ Ansari Wednesday, January 06, 2010 1:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, January 06, 2010 1:38 PM
    Wednesday, January 06, 2010 12:59 PM
  • >> 4.Enter your username and password in the pop up box.

    I dont get any pop-up to fill. Is it because of the internet explorer security settings?
    Wednesday, January 06, 2010 1:21 PM
  • Hi Ansari

    In SharePoint document library there is an option in action menu i.e “open in Windows Explorer”,When we click this one we can see all the documents in a window explorer,where we can drag and drop the documents for the document library.

    But in case of a SharePoint generic list we don’t have this option.

    To implement this functionality.

    For this follow below Steps

    1. Add a Content Editor WebPart in your page

    2. Add below Codes(scripts, Style and html tags)

    <style>
           .httpFolder {behavior: url(#default#httpFolder);}
    </style>
    <script>
           function fnOpenFolderView() {
            oDAV.navigateFrame(“<update URL for the list see below for Example>“, “_self”);
             }
    </script>
       
    <div id = “oDAV” class = “httpFolder”/>

    <input type = “button” value = “Open Folder View” onclick =”fnOpenFolderView()”/>

    3. Update the URL

    Example URL

    http://<Domain Name>/Lists/<List Name>/Attachments

    Ex: http://Domain/Lists/FDPPrescreening/Attachments

    Here we can drag and drop the documents to save as attachment for the list Item

    reference : http://www.rajsoftsys.com/sharepoint/?p=67


    Thanks & Regards Jenkins
    Friday, January 06, 2012 12:25 PM