In SharePoint Online modern experience, in the SharePoint Online document library, we did not see the “View in File Explorer” option. Here we will discuss how to resolve the “View in File Explorer” missing issue in SharePoint Online modern document library.
You can see the document library, View in File Explorer is missing, check the fig below?
Open in Explorer or View with File Explorer in SharePoint Online document library
We can use File Explorer to open any SharePoint online document libraries in File Explorer and then we can move, copy files and folders from your local drive (desktop) to SharePoint online. And also you can open multiple “SharePoint online libraries in file explorer and we can copy or move documents.
Once you Open the document library in File Explorer, you can see it will open like opening a folder in desktop.
View in File Explorer is missing in SharePoint Online document library
“View in File Explorer” is supported in Internet Explorer 11 and 10. It is not supported in browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc. Because it uses ActiveX technology.
If you are new to SharePoint Online modern experience, then you can read below SharePoint Online modern experience tutorials:
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- How to set modern home page in classic SharePoint site in SharePoint Online Office 365?
I was opening in Google Chrome, the same document library when I open in Internet Explorer I can see the “View in File Explorer” option.
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I hope this article will be helpful to solve the issue View in File Explorer is missing in SharePoint Online Modern document library.
I am Bijay a Microsoft MVP (8 times – My MVP Profile) in SharePoint and have more than 15 years of expertise in SharePoint Online Office 365, SharePoint subscription edition, and SharePoint 2019/2016/2013. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies a SharePoint development, consulting, and training company. I also run the popular SharePoint website EnjoySharePoint.com