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Connect your document library to Windows Explorer
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:
- Open Internet Explorer and navigate to your document library in SharePoint.
- 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.
- 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.