How to make the SharePoint ‘Open in Explorer’ view in a document library work on a Windows Server 2003 Console

Sometimes, migrating user content will be most convenient while on the Windows 2003 Server console. The problem is, IE6, IE7, etc. do not allow this to happen by default. This may also apply to other older Windows OS’s in certain situations.

The Error


When trying to open this…


You get this… Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer.

And or your Document Library may present you with this…

Please wait while Explorer View is loaded. If Explorer View does not appear, your browser may not support it


The Fix

Download the “Software Update for Web Folders (KB907306)” whose description is “This download enables you to update the Web Folders component in Microsoft Windows operating systems“.

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