If you want to transfer any file to another Windows computer, the best way is to share files directly with another computer. You have to connect both computers to the same network. But few users have reported this “Error code 0x80070035 The network path was not found” error while transferring a file from one computer to another in the same network. The error will block your file transfer between your computers. The error is not new, as many Windows 7 users have also reported the same issue in the past. You must be wondering what may cause this network path was not found Windows 10 error. The same error also occurs in Windows 11 too.
Many reasons can cause the error. It can be your Firewall that is blocking the file transfer or your antivirus. You get this error code when Windows cannot locate the network card. Also, due to connection and permission issues between your computers, you may face this error. In this article, we will share how you can quickly solve this network error.
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Fix 0x80070035 Error Code in Windows 11 and 10
Before applying any troubleshooting method, make sure your computers are connected to the same network. Also, if you are using any device like a switch or router to connect computers, make sure that they are working fine. We will guide you to do it in detail. Try following these solutions to fix the error on Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Also, make sure that you are using connected to VPN. If you are connected, then turn off your VPN and check again.
According to many users, renaming your computer name can fix the network path was not found error if your computer name is too long.
Solution 1 – Enable SMB V1.0
SMBv1 is not Installed by Default in Windows 10
SMB v1.0 protocol is responsible for accessing network shared files and folders in a local network. If the SMB v1.0 protocol is disabled on your system, you will face this error. So first, check your SMB v1.0 permission and enable it if disabled.
To check if the SMBv1 protocol is enabled, use these steps:
Step 1: Open the start menu and then search for CMD.
Step 2: Then click on the Run as Administrator in the right side window to open Command Prompt with admin access.
Step 3: Now in the Command Prompt, copy-paste this following command and press enter. This command will tell you if SMBv1Protocol is enabled or disabled.
Dism /online /Get-Features /format:table | find “SMB1Protocol”
Enable the SMB 1 client with this command:
Dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:”SMB1Protocol-Client”
You can also use a manual approach to enable SMB 1 sharing protocol.
Step 4: If SMBv1Protocol is disabled, then follow the next steps to enable it. Otherwise, you can skip to the next solution.
Step 5: To enable, SMBv1 you have to access Windows feature options. Open the start menu and search for “Windows Feature“.
Step 6: Now click on “Turn Windows feature on or off“.
Step 7: From the list of options, find SMB 1.0/CIFS File sharing support and enable it by selecting the checkbox.
Step 8: Then, finally click on OK to save settings. Don’t forget to restart your PC.
Step 9: Now again, try to share a file with another computer. You won’t face that error again.
Solution 2: Make sure sharing is enabled
If you want to share any folder or file, you have to make it sharable. Windows has this option to enable or disable any folder or file for security. So even if your computers are connected to the same network, you can’t share any file. To enable file sharing, follow these steps:
Step 1: Right-click on the folder you want to share with another computer.
Step 2: Then go to Properties.
Step 3: Tap on the Sharing tab > Advanced sharing.
Step 4: Now click on share this folder and then click OK > Apply to save the settings.
Solution 3: Access NAS and Create a new Windows Credentials
If you face this Windows 10 network path not found error while accessing the NAS server, try to save the NAS password to the Windows Credential Manager.
Step 1: First, open the control panel using the start menu.
Step 2: Then search for “Credential Manager” using the search function and then click on “Credential manager“.
Step 3: Go to Windows credentials and create a new Windows credential for the computer\NAS.
Step 4: To enable user accounts and passwords, go to
Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Advanced sharing settings.
Here, enable the “Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers” option.
Now you can use your user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers.
Solution 4: Use Group Policy Editor
Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) allows users to configure the system and user configuration and manage objects. You can edit the network object policy to solve the issue.
Step 1: Search for gpedit in the start menu or search bar and then open Local Group Policy editor or gpedit.msc.
Step 2: In the Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to this directory.
Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > Lanman Workstation
Step 3: Double click on Enable insecure guest logons and select Enable.
Step 4: Click on Apply to save settings.
If you are still unable to share your file, then you have to edit another policy.
Step 1: Open Local Computer Policy editor using the above steps and then navigate to this location:
Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Windows settings > Security Settings >Local Policies > Security Options
Step 2: Now find Disable the Microsoft Network client: Digitally sign communications(always) option and double click on it.
Step 3: Click on Disable to turn off this feature and save settings.
Now, try to share your folder with another computer. It should work now.
Solution 5: Disable Your Antivirus and Firewall temporarily
As we already mentioned above, a firewall blocks your network connection and stop file sharing. Sometimes 3rd party antivirus is also causing the issue.
Try to disable your Windows firewall and antivirus and see if the issue is fixed now or not.
Step 1: Press the Windows + R key on your keyboard to open the Run tool.
Step 2: Type control panel to open Control Panel window.
Step 3: Click on System and Security.
Step 4: Then click Windows Defender Firewall.
Step 5: Select the “Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off” option from the left side window.
Step 6: Select the “Turn off Windows Defender Firewall” option for both private and public networks.
Step 7: Now click on OK to save settings and reboot your PC. If the issue is because of your firewall, then these steps will solve the issue.
Fix 6 – Reinstall Network Adapters
Step 1: Open the Run command tool and enter “devmgmt.msc” this command to open device manager settings.
Step 2: Click on the View tab and then select Show hidden devices.
Step 3: Find a network adapter and expand it.
Step 4: Right-click on network driver > choose Uninstall. This step will remove the network adapter on your system.
Step 5: Restart your computer, and the network adapter will identify by your system automatically.
Solution 7: Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP
Microsoft uses NetBIOS (Network Basic Input/Output System) for peer-to-peer network communications.
NetBIOS identify computers on the network using broadcasting and then allow them to connect for file sharing. To enable NetBIOS, follow these steps:
Step 1: Press Win + R to open run tool and type “ncpa.cpl” command. Then press enter on your keyboard to execute the command. This command will open network connections.
Step 2: Here, you can check all your connected networks, including WiFi.
Step 3: If you are connected to the WiFi network, right-click on it and then click Properties. If you are connected with an ethernet cable, then right-click on Ethernet and choose Properties.
Step 4: Select and open Internet Protocol Version 4 by double-clicking on it to access properties.
Step 5: Then click on the Advanced button and then go to the WINS tab.
Step 6: In NetBIOS settings, click on “Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.”
Step 7: Click on OK to save settings.
I hope this article will be helpful to fix Error Code 0x80070035, and you will be able to share your file with another computer. You don’t have to follow all the solutions. Just follow solutions until the issue is resolved.
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