Cannot open Explorer View in Sharepoint. RRS feed

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  • I am currently using IE 8 and Windows 2010.  When in sharepoint, I cannot open Explorer view.  I get the error message, 'Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer'.  What can i do in order to fix this issue?
    Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:06 PM

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  • When you say windows 2010.....what exactly do you mean? Windows 7? Server 2008 R2?


    If it is server 2008 R2, you need to do the following steps and enable Desktop Experience.

    1. Open your Server Manager

    2. Scroll down and click "Add Features" under the "Features Summary" heading.

    3. Tick the check box next to "Desktop Experience" and click install.

    4. This will require a restart.


    After this, you should be able to access the list in question through Windows Explorer.


    Hope this helps!

    Edit: If you dont have this KB installed, it may be a good idea to take a look at as well:


    Thursday, May 19, 2011 6:45 PM
  • Hi,

    I am not sure whether you want to say Windows 7 or any other version of windows because Windows 2010 is not in market till now. the latest is Windows 7.

    Anyway if you want to experience explorer view check these points:

    1. Integrated windows authentication is enabled.

    2. Check web client services are running in authentication mode.

    I hope this will help you out.


    Rahul Rashu

    Friday, May 20, 2011 5:56 AM
  • Yes Sorry, running Windows 7 with Office 2010. 
    Jodi Bowers
    Friday, May 20, 2011 2:04 PM
  • Just to make quite sure ...

    Are you using Windows 7 with Office 2010 with SharePoint 2010 or with SharePoint 2007?


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Friday, May 20, 2011 2:25 PM
  • Sharpoint 2007.
    Jodi Bowers
    Friday, May 20, 2011 3:02 PM