For the instructions on SharePoint 2007, read our Knowledge Base article How Do I Open SharePoint 2007 Document Library In Windows Explorer?
For the instructions on SharePoint 2010, read our Knowledge Base article How Do I Open SharePoint 2010 Document Library In Windows Explorer?
Note: the option is available only in the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer.
To open SharePoint 2013 Documents Library in Windows Explorer:
SharePoint 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 effect.
- In your web browser, open SharePoint Document Library.
- Choose Library and then click Open with Explorer in the Connect & Export section.
- Enter your username and password in the dialog box that pops up.
- Windows Explorer window will open, showing you the files in the library you have chosen.