FIX: 0x80070035 – Network path not found (Solved) –

Error code 0x80070035 “Network path not found” when trying to access a network computer with shared files can occur for several reasons, so in this guide you will find several ways to solve the problem.

FIX Error 0x80070035: Network path not found

This guide contains step-by-step instructions on how to fix “network path not found error 0x80070035” in Windows 10.

“Windows cannot access \\ computer
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there may be a problem with the network. Click the Diagnostics button to identify and resolve network problems.
Error code: 0x80070035
Network path not found”

How to fix: Network path not found – 0x80070035 error code in Windows 10.

To resolve the “0x80070035: Network path not found” error:

Step 1. Make sure you enter the correct name of the network computer.

Step 2. Make sure that both computers (local and network) are connected to the same network.

Step 3. If you use the same account name to log on to Windows on both computers, make sure that you have the same password for your account on both computers. Also, if you haven’t set a password for a user with access to shared files, go ahead and set it because Windows 10 does not allow users to access shared files without a password.

Step 4. Check that you have correctly specified file sharing settings (shares, permissions) on a network computer by following the instructions in this article: How to share folders and files in Windows 10.

Method 1. Access a network computer using its IP address instead of its name.

Step 1. Find the IP address of the network computer with shares.

On a computer with shares, find its IP address by following the instructions below:

1. go to Start image > Settings image > Network and Internet.
Select the active network connection (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) from the left panel and click on the connection on the right.

Fix error 0x80070035

3. In Network Properties, scroll down and note the IPv4 address from the computer.

View IP address Windows 10

Step 2. Access a network computer using its IP address.

On the local computer where you want to access the shared folder:

1. press at the same time Windows image + R buttons to open the run command window.

2. Type \\ IPv4 Address of the network computer and click Enter. For example, in this example, the IPv4 address is, so we need to write: \\

Access the computer with its IP address

3. If you get the “Network Path Not Found” error, go 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.

1. go to Start image > Settings image > Network and Internet.
press Statuss on the left and note that the Network profile on both computers is the same (for example, Private). *

*Note: If the network profile is not the same, click Characteristics button and change accordingly.


Step 2. Allow network discovery and file sharing.

1. Select the active network connection (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) from the left panel and click on it Change advanced sharing settings.

Change advanced sharing options in Windows 10

2. According to the network profile you have (Private or Public), expand its settings and…

a. Enable network discovery on both computers.

b. Enable file and printer sharing on a computer with shares.

c. press Save the changes.

Turn on Windows 10 network discovery and file sharing

3. When done, restart install both computers and then try to access the shares on the Network computer and if the problem persists, go to the next method.

Method 3. Change the startup type of the required network services to Automatic.

1. press at the same time Windows image + R buttons to open the run command window.
2. Enter the following in the Run command window: services.msc and press Enter.


3. In the Services panel, verify that the following four (4) services are running: *

    1. Function Definition Provider Host (fdPHost)
    2. Feature Definition Resource Publication (FDResPub)
    3. Discovery of SSDP
    4. UPnP Device Host

Note: If one of the above services is not working:

a. Right click on the service and click Characteristics.

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b. change the Launch type for Automatic and press OK.


4. Restart Computer.

Method 4. Enable SMB 1.0/CIFS file sharing support.

On a Windows 10 machine (with public folders):

1. Go to control panel and open it Programs and features.


2. press Turn Windows features on or off.


3. Check the Support SMB 1.0/CIFS file sharing feature and click OK.

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4. Restart Computer.
5. After restarting, check if you can access the shared folder from the clients. *

* Additional support: If you still can’t connect to the shared folder, try the following:

A. Temporarily disable Antivirus and Firewall protection on the computer with public folders, and then try to access the public folder from the client machine.
B. Install all available Windows updates, or remove the most recently installed update if the problem occurs after installing an update.

That’s it! Which method worked for you?
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