The error code 0x80070035 "Network path was not found" when trying to access a network computer with shared files, can be caused by a number of reasons, so in this guide you will find several methods to resolve the issue.
This tutorial contains step-by-step instructions to resolve the "network path no found error 0x80070035" in Windows 10.
"Windows cannot access \\computer
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems click Diagnose.
Error Code: 0x80070035
The Network path was not found"
How to FIX: Network path not found – Error Code 0x80070035 on Windows 10.
In order to resolve error "0x80070035: The Network path was not found":
Step 1. Make sure that you type the name of the network computer correctly.
Step 2. Ensure that both computers (your local and the network one), are connected on the same network.
Step 3. If you use the same account name to sign in to Windows on both computers, make sure that you also have the same password on the account on both computers. Additionally, if you have not set a password for the user who will have access to the shared files, proceed and specify one, because Windows 10 doesn't allow the shared files to be accessed from users without a password.
Step 4. Verify that you have specified correctly the file sharing settings (shares, permissions) on the network computer with the shares, by following the instructions on this article: How to Share Folders & Files in Windows 10.
Method 1. Access the Network Computer using its IP Address instead of its Name.
Step 1. Find the IP Address of the Network Computer with the Shares.
On the computer with the shares, find its IP address by following the instructions below:
3. In Network properties, scroll down and note the IPv4 address of the computer.
Step 2. Access the Network computer using its IP Address.
On the local computer, from where you want to access the shared folder:
2. Type \\IPv4 Address of the network computer and press Enter. e.g. In this example, the IPv4 address is 10.0.2.15, so we have to type: \\10.0.2.15
3. If you sill receive the error "Network path was not found", continue to Method 2 below.
Method 2. Change the Sharing Settings on both Computers.
Step 1. Check that the Network type (Private or Public), is the same on both PCs.
* Note: If the network profile is not the same, click the Properties button and change it accordingly.
Step 2. Allow the Network Discovery and File Sharing.
1. Select from the left pane the active Network connection (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) and click Change advanced sharing options.
2. According the Network profile you have (Private or Public), expand its settings and…
a. Turn on network discovery on both PC's.
b. Turn on file and printer sharing on the PC with the shares.
c. Click Save changes.
3. When done, restart both computers and then try to access the shares on the Network computer and if the problem persists, continue to the next method.
Method 3. Change the Startup Type of the Required Network Services to Automatic.
3. In Services panel, check that the following four (4) services are Running: *
- Function Discovery Provider Host (fdPHost)
- Function Discovery Resource Publication (FDResPub)
- SSDP Discovery
- UPnP Device Host
Note: If one of the above services is not running:
a. Right click on the service and click Properties.
b. Change the Startup type to Automatic and click OK.
4. Reboot the computer.
Method 4. Turn On the SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support.
On the Windows 10 machine (with the shared folders):
1. Navigate to Control Panel and open Programs and Features.
2. Click Turn Windows features on or off.
3. Check the SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support feature and click OK.
4. Restart the computer.
5. After restart, check if you can access the shared folder from the clients. *
* Additional help: If you are still unable to connect to the shared folder, try the following:
A. Temporarily disable the Antivirus and the Firewall protection on the PC with the shared folders and then try to access the shared folder from the client machine.
B. Install all available Windows updates, or uninstall the most recently installed update if the problem occurred after you installed an update.
That's it! Which method worked for you?
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