Map SharePoint document libraries in Explorer

2017-12-07T16:03:18+00:00 April 18th, 2011|Sharepoint|

We have had a few requests from our users to have their most used SharePoint Libraries easily accessible as mapped network drives in Windows 7. This can be achieved with the following steps:

1. Go to “Map Network Drive” and click on “Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures”

2. In the wizard that appears click on “Next”

3. Click on “Choose a custom network location”

4. In the Internet or network address but in the URL of your SharePoint document library. E.g.

http://sharepointsite/Documents/library/ 

5. Click on “Next” and in the next screen give it a name that will appear in Explorer

6. Click on “Finish”

If you open up “Computer” and take a look at where your mapped drives are then you should see the SharePoint document library that you just set up and you can browse this using Windows Explorer:

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Paul