Friday, October 4, 2013

"Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer" in SharePoint

When you log on to the SharePoint site, navigate to a document library and click “Open with Explorer” button on the ribbon, you receive the following error message:

Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer

To successfully make “Open with Explorer” work, we need ensure the following:

WebClient service is started 

WebClient service which the WebDav protocol enables Windows-based programs such as Windows Explorer to create, access and modify Internet-based files.

Important Note: 
If you are running a server type Windows OS, for example, you use Window Server 2008, install Desktop Experience feature first to get  WebClient service installed.

    1. From the Start menu, point to Administrative Tools, and click Services.
    2. Scroll down, right-click WebClient, and click Properties.
    3. In the Startup type list box, click Automatic.
    4. Click Apply.
    5. In the Service status section, click Start.
    6. Click OK.

Note: Make Sure You Are Using IE 32bit.

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