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Explorer View not supported by IE7 on 2008

  Asked By: Kassandra    Date: Dec 31    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1902

Anyone have any quick/easy fixes for this? Apparently there's no Explorer
view for My Site libraries, so this could be painful if there are enough
documents. I'll be looking at stsadm next, but any "been there" insight
would be appreciated.



8 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alycia Everett     Answered On: Dec 31

Okay, strike what I said about no explorer  View. The problem here is that
when I try to go to Explorer View, I get the standard "your client does not
support opening this list with windows explorer" error.

So far, Google has failed me. Any tips?

Answer #2    Answered By: Kaila Hahn     Answered On: Dec 31

Are you doing this from IE7 on the server? If so, make sure that you are
opening the 32 bit IE7 and not the 64 bit version. The message you are getting
is what I normally get when using IE7 from Vista 64. As long as I make sure I'm
opening the 32 bit version of IE I can normally get the Windows Explorer view  to

Answer #3    Answered By: Ada Sosa     Answered On: Dec 31

but I get the same result in the 32-bit version.

I don't suppose I'd need to install the Desktop Experience feature for

Answer #4    Answered By: Cheyenne Lewis     Answered On: Dec 31

Yes, you do. You might also need to do
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896861 as well depending on the
specifics of your setup.

Answer #5    Answered By: Liana Alston     Answered On: Dec 31

If you are doing it directly on the server it may also be a problem with the
loopback security check imposed in Server 2003 SP1 and later. See the following


Answer #6    Answered By: Daamodar Kolhe     Answered On: Dec 31

I took care of loopback several months ago due to indexing issues.

Unless of course you think there's an additional layer of loopback checking
that would allow normal browsing but disallow Explorer View...?

Answer #7    Answered By: Emerson Franks     Answered On: Dec 31

You aren't by any chance using Forms Based Authentication on your site
are you? We are having an issue with explorer  view on Vista with FBA.

Answer #8    Answered By: Ned Storm     Answered On: Dec 31

Nope. Regular old Windows Auth.

Always worth asking, though.

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