How to: Get Explorer View To Work In SharePoint 2010

A common problem in SharePoint Explorer View (The possibility to view the contents of a document library in the good old Windows File Explorer) is that exploring takes forever…

Update 2013-05-31: Reference in case you have Windows 7, Internet Explorer 10 and this doesn’t work…

Open in explorer can be accessed through the user interface using the Library tab as below. You can also directly access a library by entering the address in explorer such as \serversitelibrary etc…



To fix this, you need to change a setting in Internet Explorer Options, go to settings – Connections and click “LAN settings”




Change the Automatically detect settings check box so that it is not checked, as below:


This makes the explorer interface work better…



If you are having other issues, are using Windows XP or are having issues creating files through the explorer view, the following TechNet blog entry have some general information:

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