How to add a network place to a Secure SharePoint site Document Library on x64 Win XP machine

When you try to add a network place using the "Add Network Place" wizard and type a SSL enabled SharePoint Site it gives an error

"The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please Choose another."


As per the Whitepaper=> Microsoft SharePoint Services Understanding and Troubleshooting the SharePoint Explorer View


WebDAV does not support SSL and non 80 ports. FPRPC does supports both.



1. Perform the Method 2 as given in KB 888123 and then apply KB 892211

2. Open Internet Explorer (32 bit)

  • Click on File menu -> Open and Type the SPS site
  • Check the option -> Open as Web folder.
  • It will open the Sharepoint Site in explorer view using FPRPC.
  • Then Click under "My Network places" on the same window
  • Add network place. Follow the wizard.
  • Add the SPS document library to the network place.