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Connect your document library to Windows Explorer

NOTE: For assistance with SharePoint sites on Connect, please see the Connect Help Wiki.

SharePoint allows you to connect document libraries directly to Windows Explorer, thus enabling the familiar drag-and-drop functionality between folders. This is available only for users of Internet Explorer.

To connect your library to Windows Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to your document library in SharePoint.
  2. Click on the arrow next to the Site Actions button (located near the top-right corner) to open the drop-down menu and select Open with Windows Explorer.

  3. If you are prompted with a new authentication box, enter your login credentials again to open the list in Windows Explorer. You will now be able to drag and drop documents directly into your library.