How to Create a Link to a SharePoint Library opening with Explorer

Open your SharePoint library with IE (otherwise the button “Open with Explorer” is disabled) and open it with Explorer using the button on Ribbon:

Sharepoint_OpenWithExplorer

Within Windows Explorer, right-click on a folder of your Library and select “Create Shortcut”.

Right click on the new shortcut and select “properties”.

Copy the URL you find on “Target”; Should be something like this:

\\your.sharepoint.com@SSL\DavWWWRoot\sites\LIBRARY

Explorer_SharepointLink

Now on a SharePoint page or in any HTML page, create a link with this URL:

file:////your.sharepoint.com@SSL/DavWWWRoot/sites/LIBRARY

Example:

<a href="file://your.sharepoint.com@ssl/DavWWWRoot/sites/LIBRARY/FOLDER">My Library Shortcut</a>

Notes:
In case your URL contains any spaces you need to encode them as “%20”. For other encodings see: http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.asp

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