“Open with Explorer” Greyed out in SharePoint 2013?

Open with Windows Explorer is Disabled in SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2010? Well, Open with Explorer works only in the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer! It may not work on Chrome or Firefox.

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To enable Open with explorer, Open your SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 site with the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer,  located at: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”

Are you getting errors on clicking open with explorer in SharePoint 2013? Well, use this checklist to resolve: Open with Windows Explorer Error and Solutions for SharePoint.

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2 thoughts on ““Open with Explorer” Greyed out in SharePoint 2013?

  • Your solution is fantastic and it is kind of amazing that Microsoft can seem to get its feet all twisted up like this. Thanks so much for the solution.

  • How can this be accomplished without IE, since its being deprecated?


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