Requirement: Create a Quick Access Link to SharePoint in Windows Explorer
How to Add SharePoint Document Library to File Explorer?
Accessing SharePoint document libraries from Windows explorer helps us 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 a SharePoint document library to Quick Access in File Explorer:
- Open your SharePoint Online document library in Internet Explorer
- From the “Views” drop-down, click on the “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.
- Right-click the “Quick Access” on the file explorer and choose “Pin current folder to Quick Access”.
- That’s all! This adds SharePoint to file explorer, and 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 the trusted sites zone of your domain-joined PC with Automatically log in with the current user name and password settings.
To access SharePoint from file explorer as a mapped drive, refer to How to Map a SharePoint Document Library as a Network Drive?