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Open with explorer uses Windows Authentication to work. Even if you disable it in SharePoint, any user with proper access in the server will be able to map it and read documents. That said, there exists a way to disable that option in SharePoint at least. Check: http://ballyhoo4u.com/disable-open-in-windows-explorer-on-sharepoint/. This is for 2007. For ...


Yes Yes And smart people who read this will understand Open with Explorer is just a WebDav connection to a server where they have at least Read rights. Maybe the easiest lockout is to extend a MasterPage script with: window.NavigateHttpFolder=function(){alert('Open with Explorer is prohibited')}; That will scare of most users.

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