Sharepoint 2019 - open in explorer

Pedro Soares 396 Reputation points


I have an issue that is server related. When I go to a Sharepoint 2019 document library and click on Open in File Explorer (this only appears enabled in Internet Explorer) it tries to Sync with OneDrive, instead of opening the Windows Explorer.

Is this due to any server feature?

Thank you

SharePoint Server
SharePoint Server
A family of Microsoft on-premises document management and storage systems.
2,062 questions
SharePoint Server Management
SharePoint Server Management
SharePoint Server: A family of Microsoft on-premises document management and storage systems.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
2,702 questions
0 comments No comments
{count} votes

Accepted answer
  1. Yi Lu_MSFT 17,361 Reputation points

    Hi,@Pedro Soares

    Yes, this is due to uninstallation of WebDAV redirectory, you could learn more about this feature by:

    Go to server manager->add roles and features->install the WebDAV Redirector feature->restart the server.


    And then go to start->search “services”->start the “WebClient” service.


    Then you could use Open With Explorer as usual:


    Note: Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. The sites are not controlled by Microsoft. Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. Please make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any suggestions from the above link.

    If an Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it.

    Note: Please follow the steps in our documentation to enable e-mail notifications if you want to receive the related email notification for this thread.

1 additional answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Pedro Soares 396 Reputation points

    Hi, sorry I was on holidays. It's working now, thank you!

    0 comments No comments