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I have mapped a SharePoint document library to Local PC using the option "Add Network Location".

One of the folder in the Library has 9000 PDF files. When I go to the web mode I am able to see the PDF files, but when I tried to view the same PDF files using Windows Explorer it is not showing files, instead showing an error: "The Folder is Empty".

I have attached the image.

Is this the expected behavior due to 9 K files in the folder?

Please suggest

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  • Is it showing the documents in windows explorer if the files are less than 5000? Try it on newly created document library with 4-5 documents on same site? Also try adding this site in trusted sites and connecting your sharepoint site on internet explorer. Add your SharePoint Online sites to trusted sites. Sep 6 '19 at 10:41
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It is not recommended to exceed 2,000 items in a library level, and to use Explorer view to view large document libraries.

For more information you can check below similar questions asked by community:

  1. open with explorer in document library
  2. Document library Open with Explorer ; shows empty folder - SharePoint 2010

You can manage your large lists/libraries by creating folders or indexing columns. For more information check below article:

Manage large lists and libraries in SharePoint.

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  • Does this answers your question? Sep 9 '19 at 7:21

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