Problems when trying to open a SharePoint Document Library in explorer view from Windows?

With errors like:

“Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer.”

or in danish

”Klienten understøtter ikke åbning af denne liste med Windows Stifinder.”

Explorer view uses the WebDav protocol to connect to SharePoint from the client.

In Windows 7 or Windows Vista
Ensure the WebClient service is not disabled. The WebClient service is critical to the Open in Windows Explorer feature.

If already running and still not working try to restart the service.

In Windows Server 2008
The Windows Server is not designed to be a client and the WebDav client is not installed or enabled by default.
In order to enable the WebDav client on a server simply enable the Desktop Experience feature.

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