Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Not able to access document library through Explorer View (A device attached to the system is not functioning.)

You have a document library with more than 1000 items and you are not able to view the library in Explorer view. The problem occurs becayse by default WebDAV is configured to pull 1000 items and show it in Explorer view. This can be on SharePoint or any other site. Explorer view will fail with the following error message if the library/window contains more than 1000 items.

\\location is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. A device attached to the system is not functioning.

You need to increase the WebDAV limit by following the below mentioned knowledge base article:

You cannot access a WebDAV Web folder from a Windows XP-based client computer (kb912152)

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