Map a SharePoint document library to your desktop

Mapped Network Drive

Application Layer (Internet Explorer):

  • Internet Explorer > Internet Options > Security > Trusted Sites (tab) > add the SharePoint Online Site collection to it (include https://)
  • Internet Explorer > Internet Options > Security > Trusted Sites (tab) > add https://*.sharepoint.com
  • Internet Explorer > Internet Options > Security > Trusted Sites (tab) > Custom Level > automatic logon with current username and password
  • Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone should be checked

  • Internet Explorer > Internet Options > Security > Local Intranet (tab) > Advanced > add the SharePoint Online site without https:// Internet Explorer > Internet Options > Security > Trusted Sites (tab) > add *.sharepoint.com
  • Internet Explorer > Internet Options > Security > Local Intranet (tab > Custom Level > automatic logon with current username and password
  • Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone should be NOT be checked
  • Internet Explorer > Compatibility View Settings > add sharepoint.com

Presentation Layer (Operating System (Windows)):

  • On the computer – Start > RUN > services.msc > WebClient > Set it to automatic

Every 8 hours an access token would need to refreshed or else we might see a red X on the network drives.

  • To get rid of the red X on mapped network drive
  • Login in to the SharePoint online site (select – keep me signed in)
  • Go to the document library that’s mapped and click open with explorer
  • The drive should automatically map

All about “Explorer view” in SharePoint: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manjesh/archive/2010/01/03/all-about-explorer-view-in-sharepoint.aspx