The windows explorer feature for opening sharepoint documents in sharepoint is great.But some users do go and open up the root site in explorer view and in this case they can see all site collections and subsites as folders etc..

Is it possible to block this somehow to stop user from browsing sites via windows explorer or some how disabling the feature?

Thanks in Advance


This article explains 4 methods in detail to disable 'Open with Explorer'. Below is a snippet of all the four methods

Method #1: Remove Use Remote Interfaces permission for the users

Method #2: Remove the “Open in Explorer” button all together from the SharePoint ribbon using SharePoint solution

Method #3: Modify the DefaultTemplates.ascx in the hive folder of \Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\CONTROLTEMPLATES.

Method #4: Disable WebDAV on the IIS Web Server

  • Thanks Naveen for the article . Something to think about – naijacoder Apr 24 '18 at 4:21

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