As you all know; IE support is ending early next year and quite a few on-premise Intranets are integrating Microsoft Edge. We were checking if it is possible to enable the "Open with explorer" ribbon option in Microsoft Edge.

A few resources have mentioned that it is an IE only option because of some ActiveX implementation there which modern browsers do not share.

"Open with Explorer" in Firefox

But from Microsoft's documentation; they have mentioned how it would be possible in an SPO Tenant with Microsoft Edge. They mention:

a) configuring 'ConfigureViewInFileExplorer' policy in Edge and

b) running this Powershell SPO cmd: Set-SPOTenant -ViewInFileExplorerEnabled $True

So, i'm a bit confused now. Is it possible for Edge in the on-premises scenario too

EDIT - to allow connection via File Explorer

Steps to Add a Network Location

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On-prem doesn't support this functionality, so you'd need to continue to use IE or initiate the process from Windows Explorer.

In Windows Explorer, you can "Add a network location" and enter the UNC (and if I recall, HTTPS://, location).

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    thank you! Could you tell me how the process is initiated from Explorer?
    – shr47
    Commented Nov 15, 2021 at 4:41
  • I've edited my answer.
    – user6024
    Commented Nov 15, 2021 at 15:57

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