How to Add SharePoint Online Document Library to "Quick Access" in File Explorer?

Requirement: Create a Quick Access Link to SharePoint in Windows Explorer.

How to Pin SharePoint Document Library to Quick Access in Windows Explorer?
Being able to access SharePoint document libraries from windows explorer helps us to save a lot of time, especially when you want to save or open files quickly! We can add frequently accessed document libraries to "Quick Access" (known as "Favorites" in earlier versions of Windows such as "Windows 7").

Follow these steps to add SharePoint document library to add to Quick Access:
  • Open your SharePoint Online document library in Internet Explorer
  • From the "Views" drop-down, Click on "View in File Explorer" option (In classic view: Click on Library tab >> Click on "Open with Explorer" button). This opens the document library in Explorer view. 
    sharepoint online view in file explorer
  • Right click the "Quick Access" on the file explorer and choose "Pin current folder to Quick Access". 
    how to pin to quick access from sharepoint
  • That's all! Now, You'll find a handy shortcut to your SharePoint Online document library in File Explorer.
Please note, your client configuration should allow Windows explorer to keep the connection active! E.g. Your SharePoint site must be added to trusted sites zone of your domain joined PC with Automatically login with current user name and password settings.


  1. This article was perfect and made find my docs easier. Thank you :)

  2. Thank you for sharing the article. Often people at my organization complain that they get an error message every few days saying "Access denied. Before opening files in this location, you must first add the web site to your trusted sites list, browse to the web site, and select the option to login automatically." I have asked the admin team to add the list url to the list of trusted sites. Will that solve the issue the users are facing?


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