SharePoint Online Explorer view provides great flexibility like Windows Explorer functionality to manage Files and folders. Majority of the usage: drag and drop!
Where is Explorer View in SharePoint Online?
Explorer view in SharePoint Online modern UI is moved under View section! To enable explorer view in SharePoint Online,
- Click on the View menu drop down from top-right area ( such as “All Documents”) >> Select “View in File Explorer” Menu item. >> This opens the document library in explorer view for SharePoint Online.
SharePoint Online explorer view not working? Or greyed out?
Explorer view is available only on the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer and the recent versions of Microsoft Edge! You cannot open in explorer view on Google Chrome or Firefox browsers. More here: “View in File Explorer” missing in SharePoint Online?
Now SharePoint Online modern document libraries also provides drag and drop functionalities. E.g.
- You can do multiple file upload with drag and drop
- Create folders and drag and drop files to it with in browser itself. (You can’t drag and drop a folder however!).
- You can copy/move files within the SharePoint Online libraries using Modern document library user interface.