Among the many ways to exchange files between 2 systems, one of the most comfortable options is to share files between 2 systems that are connected to the same network. However, a few users reported the following error when trying to share a resource:
Causes of error 0x80070035 appear:
Error 0x80070035 can occur when the user incorrectly enters the network path name. The specified path must be pointed to a valid shared resource on the remote device. And note that you must have Windows printer or file sharing enabled on the remote device and the remote user must also have access to the resource.
Another cause that the error Network Path cannot be found can occur is the lack of time synchronization on the devices. Put simply, it means that the clocks on the 2 paired devices are skewed, making them unable to connect to each other via LAN.
Keep in mind that Windows devices on your local network are synced through the Network Time Protocol. Be sure to use the correct username and password when connecting to remote resources.
In the event that any Microsoft system services related to file sharing and printer sharing in the network fails, the Network Path Cannot Be Found error may also occur.
Guide to fix error 0x80070035 in LAN
Method 1: Turn off firewall
One of the most important steps to solving Error 0x80070035 ‘The network path was not found’ is by disabling the firewall. The steps that you must follow for this are:
Step 1 : Right click on the Anti-Virus Program icon from the system tray, then you have to select the option Disable .
Step 2: Now, in the next step, you have to choose the period of time that Antivirus will still be disabled.
Step 3: After these steps are done, check again to see if the error is fixed.
Step 4: Now you have to press Windows key + I then select Control Panel .
Step 5: Next, click System and Security .
Step 6: Then click on Windows Firewall .
Step 7: Now from the left window pane, simply click Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
Step 8: Select Turn off Windows Firewall , then you have to restart your PC. And see if the bug has been fixed or not.
If the above method didn’t work, simply follow the same steps to re-enable your Firewall.
See detailed instructions: Enable / Disable Firewall “Windows Firewall” in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP
Method 2. Enable NetBIOS over TCP / IP
Another thing that will catch your attention once an error like this appears is NetBIOS over TCP.
The error itself implies that the feature is disabled and by enabling it you should be able to permanently resolve the error.
Here’s how to enable NetBIOS over TCP:
Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
Step 2: In the command line, paste NCPA.CPL and press Enter .
Step 3: Right click on your default network and open Properties .
Step 4: Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4) and click Properties below.
Step 5: Click Advanced .
Step 6: Select the WINS tab.
Step 7: Click ” Enable NetBIOS over TCP ” and confirm the changes.
Method 3: Check TCP / IP service NetBIOS Helper
For the intranet to work seamlessly, you’ll need to confirm that the NetBIOS TCP / IP Helper service is always running in the background.
This service must be enabled to run permanently on the system, but there are reports of stopping after major system changes are applied by Windows Updates.
Here’s how to check and re-enable the TCP / IP NetBIOS Helper service:
Step 1: In the Windows Search bar, type Services and open Services from the list of results.
Step 2: Navigate to TCP / IP NetBIOS Helper .
Step 3: Right click on it and open Properties .
Step 4: In the Startup type section, select Automatic and confirm the change.
Step 5: Reboot your PC and look for the changes.
Good luck! Any problem you can ask questions below.