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Fix: Error 0x80070035 ‘the network path was not found’

This error 0x80070035 comes up when you cannot access the network resources. This is a sort of confusing error, because you may still be able to ping the resource which means, the resource is online and RDP into it, which means there is some access. But before you begin, let’s make sure that you can ping the resource to ensure that is online. After you have ping’d the resource, and it is found to be online follow the listed methods below and stop at the one which fixes the issue for you.

Usually the most common reasons for this error revolve around Firewall, Anti-virus or DNS.


Method 1: Disable Firewall

Disable firewall and the antivirus temporarily. After it has been disabled, go back to the Network & Sharing Center and check if you can access the resource, if not delete the share and re-add it and test. If it works, issue is your firewall which needs to be configured, if it doesn’t let the firewall stay disabled and move on to Method 2:

Method 2: Check Network Discovery

Make sure network discovery is turned on on the computer trying to access the resource.

Method 3: Reinstall Network Adapter Drivers

Uninstall and re-install the drivers for your network adapter.

Method 4: Check Device Manager

1. Go to Device Manager and expand Network Adapters.

2. Click view from top and select show hidden devices.

3. Look at the adapters, if you see a long list of 6to4 Adapter, right click on them and delete all of them except 1.

4. Once you have only 1 of these adapters left, reboot PC and test.

Method 5: Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP

1. Hold Windows Key and Press R. Type ncpa.cpl and Click OK

2. Right-Click on the connection and choose Properties.

3. Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Version 4” in the list.

4. Click Properties, and then click Advanced.

5. On the Advanced TCP/IP settings windows, go to “WINS” tab.

6. Under NetBIOS setting, click “Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP”, and then click OK.


  1. Tried all this.. still doesn’t work.. 3 Windows 10 boxes.. One lan desktop, two wireless laptops. Can see the other computers under Network.. cannot access them.

  2. Network gets worse at each Windows release. What was instant in Windows 3.1WG (i.e. W3.1 with the “Workgroups” extension), got often bugged in W95. In W2K it got fixed. WXP fortunately changed nothing to W2K, thus worked. Then Vista, 7, resumed and accelerated the downfall. And of course if you dare report the errors on forums you always and everywhere are “welcome” by a horde of young flat brains that all 1000 times repeat the same “help” that they obviously never tried and that never works. For instance they teach you what network and sharing are (yes, in 2016…), then they tell you to try all you have already tried dozens times, then to check your firewall etc… Totally useless.
    Versailles, Wed 13 Apr 2016 19:13:45 +0200

  3. Yes, I get this every time. Been building networks since the 90s and even to this day forums… I can empathize with you and the pitfalls of help online. Extremely useless.
    It’d help if there was reliable help out there, but the reliable help is usually met with dead-end answers.

  4. I am not charging anyone whose coming here to read the articles. Neither do i have access to any of your machines, where i can dig deep in to troubleshoot. I created this guide, with all the solutions i could find that has worked for some. If you’d like to improve this guide, i would suggest that instead of criticizing you come up with a solution and send it to me so i can amend this guide so it can help others.

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