Thursday, September 5, 2013

Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer + IE10 + Windows 7

The title of this article itself suggesting the exact problem description, still here are the details:

The machine on which windows 7 is running along with internet explorer 10 throws an exception when you select “Open with Explorer” in SharePoint Server 2010.

Error Message#1: Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer.

Error Message#2: We're having a problem opening this location in File Explorer. Add this web site to your Trusted Sites list and try again.

Another Symptom:
You try to map a network drive to the SharePoint Document Library and the operation fails with the following error:

The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred:
Access Denied. Before opening files in this location, you must first add the web site to your trusted sites list, browse to the web site, and select the option to login automatically.

Let me provide you some update on this / let me give you some good news as Microsoft has released a fix for this issue by means of KB: 2846960

Fix can be downloaded from:

Millions thanks to Microsoft Windows team to find out the root cause behind this and comes up with a concrete fix.

Happy SharePoint to all of you…
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