Web Client service
- Press the Windows + R key at the same time. In the Run window, type "services.msc".
- Confirm that the Web Client service is running. If not, right-click and select "Start".
Add a Network Location
Map the network drive as per Hosted SharePoint > Getting Started > Map A Network Drive To SharePoint At the step, "Map network drive", instead click "Add a Network Location" under "My Computer" or "This PC".
Delete Browsing History
- Disconnect any existing SharePoint mapped drives.
- In Internet Explorer, select Tools > Internet Options, and select Advanced. Click "Reset".
- Click "Reset".
- Click the Tools icon, select "Safety" > "Delete browsing history"
- Tick "Temporary Internet files and website files", "Cookies and website data", "History". Click "Delete".
- Restart the computer and map the drive as per Hosted SharePoint > Getting Started > Map A Network Drive To SharePoint
This section is for Administrators of the Hosted SharePoint site.
- Login to the Hosted SharePoint site with the site Administrator account. On the top right-hand corner, click on the Tools icon, select "Site settings" > "Site permissions".
- Search for the user who is having issues with mapping the SharePoint drive. The user will require Edit or Contribute permissions.
- If the user is missing, there are 2 cases:
- The user has not been granted access to the SharePoint site. Setup the user as per Site Permissions for 2013
- The user is a member of a SharePoint Group. The Group may need to be granted Edit or Contribute permissions.
Alternatives Recommended by Microsoft
Microsoft recommends using Internet Explorer to open a folder within SharePoint:
- Browse to your Sharepoint site in Internet Explorer e.g. https://*.hostedsharepoint.co.nz and log in.
- Select any folder or document, so that a tick appears next to it. In the ribbon, the "Library" tab will appear.
- Select the Library tab.
- Click "Open with Explorer". This will open the folder in File Explorer.
- For Windows 10, if you wish to create a shortcut to a folder in SharePoint, drag and drop the link File Explorer to your desktop, or to the Quick Access navigation pane on the left.
- For older versions of Windows, right-click the SharePoint folder, and select "Create shortcut".
Another Microsoft recommended alternative is OneDrive for Business (previously known SkyDrive Pro or Groove).
- OneDrive for Business has sync limitations: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3125202/restrictions-and-limitations-when-you-sync-files-and-folders and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2933738/restrictions-and-limitations-when-you-sync-sharepoint-libraries-to-you
- OneDrive for Business is supported directly by Microsoft.