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14 Fixes: Error 0x80070035 ‘The Network Path Was Not Found’

error code 0x80070035

With Windows OS, users can access shared files and folders between computers via a similar network without using external devices. However, when you try to connect your Windows 10 system to another computer, you encounter the Network error code: 0x80070035 [the network path was not found]. 

Therefore, don’t panic if the issue occurs since it’s not a big deal. You’ll find detailed instructions on resolving this issue in this article, so read it thoroughly.

Error Code 0x80070035 – What Does It Mean?

Windows operating system lets users share files and folders across computers on the same network, even if they aren’t physically connected. Administrators must grant access to users, and systems need to be connected to the Internet. 

Nevertheless, some users have reported getting an error of 0x80070035 with the message “The network path was not found,” which means an established path cannot be detected.

error code 0x80070035

Why Does Error Code 0x80070035 Occur?

Numerous causes may contribute to this error message. After examining this issue for a few days, we have come up with some possible reasons why this might be the case.

  • Errors in registry entries.
  • Trouble configuring your Firewall.
  • The issue occurs in Antivirus software.
  • The file explorer crashes constantly.
  • An error occurred while signing in to the user profile service.
  • Error in Viewing hidden files and folders.
  • Windows is unable to display the current owner.
  • System OS is out-of-date.
  • The IP address of the destination was entered incorrectly.
  • Network Discovery is disabled.
  • AllowInsecureGuestAuth is turned off.

How To Fix Network Error Code 0x80070035 On Windows?

The error code 0x80070035 can be fixed on Windows by trying these ways

  1. Fix Issue through Windows Update Troubleshooter
  2. Temporarily Disable 3rd-Party Firewall
  3. Enable SMB V1.0
  4. Verify That Sharing Is Activated On The Target Drive
  5. Using Registry Editor, Activate The AllowInsecureGuestAuth.
  6. Add Reliable Multicast Protocol.
  7. Change Network Security settings
  8. Reinstall Your PC’s Network Adapters
  9. Enable Network Discovery
  10. Create A New Windows Credential
  11. Enable NetBIOS
  12. Run SFC Scan And DISM Scan
  13. Whitelist Windows Update Servers
  14. Flush DNS

1. Fix Issue through Windows Update Troubleshooter

Error code: 0x80070035 sometimes occurs due to bugs in the operating system. The Windows Update Troubleshooter can help you resolve this issue. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings app by clicking the Start button.
  • Navigate to the Update & Security section of the menu.
Navigate to the Update & Security section of the menu.
  • Choose Troubleshoot from the drop-down menu.
Choose Troubleshoot from the drop-down menu.
Click Additional troubleshooters to access more troubleshooting options.
  • Click on Windows Update and then Run the troubleshooter option that appears below.
Click on Windows Update and then Run the troubleshooter option that appears below.
  • Now follow the instructions in the wizard and let it finish the process for you.
  • After rebooting, check if the problem has been resolved. If not, try the next method.

2. Temporarily Disable Third-Party Firewall.

Windows Defender Firewall can falsely classify certain websites or network data as dangerous, blocking access and leading to the Network Error code 0x80070035. You should consider disabling the third-party Firewall if you’re certain that your internal network configuration works as intended, but the error keeps recurring.

Following are the steps below to temporarily disable Windows Defender Firewall to resolve the issue:

  • Press the Win key + R on the keyboard simultaneously to open the Run command, and then type the control firewall.cpl command then hit the Enter key.
Press the Win key + R on the keyboard simultaneously to open the Run command
  • On the left pane, you will find an option that says, “Turn Windows Defender Firewall On or Off.” Click on it.
On the left pane, you will find an option that says, "Turn Windows Defender Firewall On or Off." Click on it.
  • You can now see that both the Private and Public network settings contain the option “Turn off Windows Defender Firewall.” You must click on both options and then hit the OK button.
Turn off Windows Defender Firewall
  • Now try to check if Network Error code 0x80070035 has been resolved. Otherwise, proceed to the next troubleshooting procedure.

3. Enable SMB V1.0

SMB V1.0 protocol shares files and folders on a local network. The latest Windows 10 builds do not support connecting to shared network folders on devices that only support access over SMBv1. You may receive the network error code “0x80070035” in this case.

Follow these steps below to enable SMB V1.0:

  • In the search bar at the bottom-left, type Windows Features and click on Turn Window Features On and Off.
click on Turn Window Features On and Off.
  • Drop down the menu until you find the SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support option. Click on the box next to it and press the OK button.
Dropdown the menu until you find the SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support option
  • Now check that your files or folders are shared, or go to the next method.

4. Verify That Sharing Is Activated On The Target Drive

To resolve the network error code, you must verify that the sharing is activated on the target drive. Follow these steps to do this:

  • Select properties by right-clicking the target drive.
Right-click on the target drive and go to the properties.
  • Choose the Sharing tab and then toggle on the Advanced sharing option.
Choose the Sharing tab and then toggle on the Advanced sharing option.
  • Check the box beside Share this folder.
Check the box beside Share this folder.
  • You must click the OK button to check if the issue is resolved. 

5. Using Registry Editor, Activate The AllowInsecureGuestAuth.

Insecure guest logins provide unauthenticated access to shared folders on file servers connected to the network. You may encounter the 0x80070035 error if you have deactivated the AllowInsecureGuestAuth option. By using the Registry Editor, you can activate the AllowInsecureGuestAuth option.

  • Open the Registry Editor on your computer.
Open the Registry Editor on your computer.
  • The next step is to paste the following address after the word Computer in the address bar.
\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters
The next step is to paste the following address after the word Computer in the address bar.
  • Then, press the Enter key to reach the Parameters folder.
Then, press the Enter key to reach the Parameters folder.
  • When you are in the Parameters folder, double-click on the AllowInsecureGuestAuth entry.
When you are in the Parameters folder, double-click on the AllowInsecureGuestAuth entry.
  • You should then change the value of this option from 1 to 0 and click on the OK button to save your changes.
You should then change the value of this option from 1 to 0
  • Now restart the PC and check if the error has been resolved.

6. Add Reliable Multicast Protocol.

This error message may occur when a multicast protocol is unreliable. However, a better protocol can be added manually to resolve this issue.

  • By pressing Win + R, you will open the Run dialog box.
  • In the Run dialog box, type the below command and click on the OK button to proceed with the steps.
ncpa.cpl
In the Run dialog box, type the below command
  • Navigate the mouse key to the Ethernet network option and press the right-click button to choose the Properties option.
Navigate the mouse key to the Ethernet network option
  • When the Ethernet Properties window appears, click on the Install button.
When the Ethernet Properties window appears, click on the Install button.
  • This will take you to a sub-window, where you can select Protocol as the type of Network Feature and then select Add… button below.
This will take you to a sub-window, where you can select Protocol
  • Select the Reliable Multicast Protocol as your network protocol to install, and click the OK button to continue.
Select the Reliable Multicast Protocol as your network protocol

7. Change Network Security settings

Local security policies sometimes prevent your PC from running properly and display an error code 0x80070035. We will create a local security policy in the policy manager to resolve this error. This can be achieved by following the steps below:

  • Press Windows + R keys to open the Run prompt, then type the Secpol.msc command.
Press Windows + R keys to open the Run prompt
  • From the left-hand menu, choose Local Policies, then select Security Options at the right pane.
From the left-hand menu, choose Local Policies, then select Security Options at the right pane.
  • Scroll down the right pane, and you will find an entry titled “Network Security: LAN Manager Authentication Level” in the last couple of rows. Double-click on it.
Scroll down the right pane, and you will find an entry titled "Network Security: LAN Manager Authentication Level"
  • In the list, select the option that shows Send LM and NTLM – use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated and click on Apply.
select the option that shows Send LM and NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security
  • Verify that the problem is still present.

8. Reinstall Your PC’s Network Adapters

If your network drivers have been updated and the issue persists, try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers related to your network adapter. The following instructions will guide you:

  • Open the Run prompt by pressing the Window + R keys, typing the devmgmt.msc command, and hitting Enter to launch the Device Manager.
Open the Run prompt by pressing the Window + R keys
  • Select the View tab from the above options in the Device Manager window and check the box next to Show hidden devices.
Select the View tab from the above options in the Device Manager window
  • Drop down the menu to find and expand Network adapters.
network adapters
  • The hidden adapters will now appear with light-colored translucent icons when you expand the list of Network adapters.
  • Right-click on each driver and opt to uninstall the device from the menu that appears.
Right-click on each driver and opt to uninstall from the menu that appears.

Note: The drivers can be downloaded manually from your software manufacturer’s site or automatically reinstalled by choosing the full Scan for Hardware Changes option.

9. Enable Network Discovery

You can share documents with other devices if you enable Network discovery. Having this option turned off will restrict your ability to share files between other computers in the network.

  • Start by opening the Control Panel on your Windows computer.
  • When the Control Panel window appears, click on the Network and Internet option, which should appear on the left side.
click on the Network and Internet option,
  • Choose the Network and Sharing Center option from the menu.
Choose the Network and Sharing Center option from the menu.
  • Then from the side menu, select the option that says Change advanced sharing settings from the list of options.
select the option that says Change advanced sharing settings
  • Expand the Private section of the Window that appears inside the Advanced sharing settings button.
  • Afterward, you will need to select the options to turn on network discovery and Turn on file printing and sharing.
 select the options that say Turn on network discovery and Turn on file printing and sharing.
  • Next, you will have to click the Save changes button to make the changes permanent.
  • Choose Start > Power > Restart to reboot your pc.

10. Create A New Windows Credential

Sometimes, this error message appears because the system’s credentials are incorrect. This causes problems when sharing files. To fix this, Using Windows Credentials, we can add them using the manager.

  • Navigate to the control panel on your computer.
  • After that, you must change the View by setting it to Large icons.
  • Next, you will have to select the option Credential Manager.
Next, you will have to select the option Credential Manager.
  • Next, click on the option of Windows Credentials and choose the option of Add a Windows Credential.
Next, click on the option of Windows Credentials,
  • Select the credentials needed for your use case and click OK.

Note: You’ll need to use the credentials of the person with administrator rights on the computer.

11. Enable NetBIOS

By enabling NetBIOS over TCP, you should be able to permanently resolve error 0x80070035 if it indicates that the feature is disabled.

  • Press the Win key + R key to open the Run window, and type the ncpa.cpl command and press Enter to open the WiFi properties.
Press the Win key + R key to open the Run window
  • Navigate to your WiFi network, press the right-click, and then go to Properties.
Navigate to your WiFi network, press the right-click, and then go to Properties.
  • You must double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 to access its properties.
You must double-click the Internet Protocol Version 4 to access its properties.
  • Click the Advanced tab.
Click the Advanced tab.
  • Choose the Wins tab above.
Choose the Wins tab at the above.
  • Select “Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP” in the NetBIOS setting column.
Select "Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP" in the NetBIOS setting column.
  • To save the changes on your computer, click the OK button and restart it after you have done so.

12. Run SFC Scan And DISM Scan

The installation of Windows can occasionally become halted because of corrupted data, causing issues, including frequently receiving Network Error code 0x80070035. The command prompt can be used to run SFC scans and DISM scans to resolve the issue and remove corrupted files.

SFC Scan

  • To run Command Prompt as an administrator, go to the Search bar and type Command Prompt.
Select "Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP" in the NetBIOS setting column.
  • Enter the SFC/scannow command into the command line and press enter to execute it:
SFC/scannow
Enter the following command into the command line and press enter to execute it: SFC/scannow
  • The process will take some time to finish. Just wait while it runs.
  • Your computer will need to be restarted.

Run DISM

DISM, a troubleshooter tool that’s more powerful than SFC, has a high probability of resolving the issue immediately.

  • Once again, it would help if you opened Command Prompt by typing it in the search bar at the bottom left corner and choosing Run as an administrator.
  • The following commands need to be entered one by one on the command line:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
The following commands need to be entered one by one on the command line: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
The following commands need to be entered one by one on the command line: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Please wait until the procedure is complete, as it may take up to ten minutes.
  • Restart your computer so that the changes will take effect.

13. Whitelist Windows Update Servers

Your system may also be blocking Windows Update servers, so make sure to whitelist them if you cannot install Windows updates.

  • Type Control Panel on the search bar to open the Control Panel.
  • Choose Network & Internet from the list of options.
Choose Network & Internet from the list of options.
  • Select Internet Options from the right pane.
Select Internet Options from the right pane.
  • Then click on the Security tab on the Internet Properties window once you have opened it.
Then click on the Security tab on the Internet Properties window
  • In the Security window, you can select the Trusted Sites option.
  • Select the Sites button on the right side.
In the Security window, you can select the Trusted Sites option.
  • Uncheck the box next to the Require server verification (HTTPS:) for all sites in this zone.
  • You’ll now see a box saying Add this website to the zone. Enter the following addresses:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
http://update.microsoft.com
  • When you have typed in the addresses above, click the Add button after you have done so.
When you have typed in the addresses above, click the Add button after you have done so.
  • The computer must be restarted after saving the settings.

14. Flush DNS

A DNS flush can be helpful when you have trouble accessing a particular web service on your PC.

  • Enter the command prompt in the search bar at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • From the search results, select Command Prompt and Run as an administrator from the right.
  • Now enter the following commands.
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /release 
ipconfig /renew 

Conclusion

We have now completed our troubleshooting guide to help you fix the Network error code 0x80070035 you saw in the previous section. Based on the issues you are experiencing, you can choose one fix at a time from all the solutions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Is The Network Name Not Available?

This error appears when the client is trying to connect to the network drive or if the device is not compatible with the SMB protocol, which is usually the case. Firewalls and antivirus software can also prevent access to the network share.

How Do I Add A Network Path?

You can add a network path by following these steps:
– In the Start menu, click the “This PC” option, search for it and click it. 
– Windows Explorer will open in a new window. Then, right-click “This PC” and choose “Add Network Location.”
– Once the wizard has opened, you must click “Next” to proceed.
– The next step is to select ‘Choose a custom network location and click on the Next button.
– Enter the address, the URL of the FTP site, or the network location in the text box, then click “Next.”
– Choose a name for the network and click “Next.”
– Once the wizard is complete, click “Finish.”

How Do I Access My Network Path?

Follow these steps to access your network path:
– You can either open File Explorer from the taskbar, Start menu, or by pressing the Win logo key and the letter E.
– From the left pane of the Window, select This PC.
– Select More > Map network drive from the File Explorer ribbon.