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?

To open SharePoint 2013 Documents Library in Windows Explorer:

SharePoint should 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 the effect.

  1. In your web browser, open SharePoint Document Library.
  2. Choose Library and then click Open with Explorer in the Connect & Export section.
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  3. Enter your username and password in the dialog box that pops up.
  4. Windows Explorer window will open, showing you the files in the library you have chosen.