Mass copying of files out of Sharepoint

I'm first time user of Sharepoint.

Currently I'm using browser to access docs in a Sharepoint.

Instead of opening files one by one & then save to my local
HDD, is there a  way to massively select a few hundred files
& copy them to my local HDD?

Can we sort of map a drive on our laptop to the Sharepoint
& just use Windows Explorer (or 'xcopy' ) to copy out the
files?

Must we use a browser to access Sharepoint or Windows
Explorer would work as well?

Is this a security concern to copy out files massively & is
there a log tracking who copies which docs out?
sunhuxAsked:
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PerarduaadastraCommented:
There's an option to open the repository in Windows Explorer; once this is done you can manage the files and folders as you would any others.
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Can guide me where or how to use this option?
If this option is not enabled, how do I enable it?
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PerarduaadastraCommented:
Open the library containing the data you want to copy.

On the toolbar, click Actions and choose Open with Windows Explorer. A new window will open with the contents of the library displayed as files and folders.
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
You need to be on a 32 bit browser that is compatible with SharePoint.  This is the number one reason why people can't use Explorer.

2013: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263526.aspx#supportmatrix
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