How I do get access to windows explorer in the new view of document library

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Use "Open with Explorer" in a SharePoint Online document library Classic Mode

  • In the SharePoint Online document library, click the Library tab on the ribbon, and then click the Open with Explorer icon in the Connect & Export group.

Use "Open with Explorer" in a SharePoint Online document library Modern Mode

  • If you don’t have the Library tab, and you're using the new look and navigation experience for document libraries, click the view menu (for example, All Documents) in the upper-right corner, and then click View in File Explorer.

For more information check How to use the "Open with Explorer" command to troubleshoot issues in SharePoint Online

  • #1 How do i find it view menu
    – AY_91
    Jun 13, 2017 at 14:26
  • The View Menu is the menu on the top right side of the page that says "All Documents" Jun 13, 2017 at 14:32

In order to "Open in File Explorer" you need to be using IE 10 or 11. I don't believe this works in Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Assuming you are using IE 10 or 11 the option can be found by clicking the All Documents drop-down from the top right side of the page and you will see View in File Explorer below

Edit: here is a screenshot

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