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What happens to “Open with Explorer” after Internet Explorer is discontinued?

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Occasional Contributor

Hi,

Anyone know if the feature "Open with Explorer" will be available on the new EDGE browser once Internet Explorer is discontonued?

Thanks.

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best response confirmed by Albert Vadacchino (Occasional Contributor)
Solution

@Albert Vadacchino 
Open with Explorer uses ActiveX. This will not work on Edge or other modern browsers.
You will need to consider alternatives:

- use OneDrive for Business
- use Apps that mimic "Open with Explorer" in a browser
- use client-side apps that extend File Explorer and map SharePoint
- start working 100% in browser

Paul | SLIM Applications (https://www.slimapplications.com/)

@Paul de Jong Edge has an addon called "IE based tab" that does this quite handily.

I've seen a few posts, but I am hoping someone can clarify - how can One Drive for Business replace the "Open in Explorer" feature? We use Open in Explorer feature to map a drive, making it easier overall to work with files. What am I missing?
Hello! Could you kindly advise what are the recommended apps that mimic "Open with Explorer" that may be used with Windows Explorer, Edge Chromium and SharePoint Online (O365)? Thank you!

@cristianic 
Some alternatives you may want to look into are:


Zee Drive
http://www.thinkscape.com/Map-Network-Drives-To-Office-365-OneDrive/
Client-side software to map SharePoint as network drive


SLIM Companion Explorer
https://www.slimapplications.com/product/explorer/
Browser-based app that mimics File Explorer in a browser

 

PowerShell
e.g. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.management/new-psdrive?view=...
Client-side solution

Paul