I want to Disable or hide SharePoint "Open with Explorer" menu option in document library without switching off the checkboxes "Use Remote Interfaces" "Use Client Integration Features (removes Edit in … option)" in my custom permission level.Any PowerShell or Object Model way achieving this? TIA

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Following are the steps to remove this button from Ribbon

Create an empty SharePoint 2010 Solution, you may give your favorite name to it Add a feature by right clicking on the Features in Solution Explorer Right click on the Project and add a new item, choose empty element and name it Open the Elements.xml file from the newly added item Copy & paste the following XML into the Elements.xml file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">
                             Location="Ribbon.Library.Actions.OpenWithExplorer" />

Deploy the Solution and observe that “Open with Explorer” button will be removed from the Ribbon.

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