Among the many ways of exchanging files between 2 systems, one of the most comfortable options is to share files between 2 systems connected to the same network. However, a few users reported the following error when trying to share a resource:
Cause error 0x80070035 appears:
Error 0x80070035 can occur when the user enters the wrong network path name. The specified path is required to point to a valid shared resource on the remote device. And note that you must enable Windows printer or file sharing on the remote device, and the remote user must also have permission to access the resource.
Another reason why the Network Path cannot be found error can occur is due to the lack of time synchronization on the devices. In simple terms, it means that the clocks on the 2 paired devices are set apart, making them unable to connect to each other via the LAN.
Always remember to have Windows devices on your local network synchronized via the Network Time Protocol. Be sure to use the correct username and valid password when connecting to remote resources.
In case any Microsoft system service related to file sharing and printer sharing in the network fails, the Network Path Cannot Be Found error can also occur.
Instructions to fix error 0x80070035 in LAN
Method 1: Turn off the firewall
One of the most important steps to solve 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 Antivirus program icon from the system tray then you have to choose the option Disable .
Step 2: Now, in the next step, you have to choose how long the Antivirus will remain disabled.
Step 3: After these steps are done, check again to see if the error is resolved.
Step 4: Now you have to press the key Windows + I then choose Control panel.
Step 5: Next, click System and Security.
Step 6: Then click Windows Firewall.
Step 7: Now from the left pane, you just have to click Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
Step 8: Choose Turn off Windows Firewall, then you have to restart your PC. And see if the error has been fixed or not.
If the above method doesn’t work, just follow the same steps to re-enable your Firewall.
See detailed instructions : Enable/Disable "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 resolve the error permanently.
Here’s how to enable NetBIOS over TCP:
Step 1: Press Windows + R to open the dialog box Run.
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: Press Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties under.
Step 5: Click Advanced.
Step 6: Select tab WINS .
Step 7: Click"Enable NetBIOS over TCP" and confirm the change.
Method 3: Check the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service
For the intranet to work seamlessly, you will need to confirm that the NetBIOS TCP/IP Helper service is always running in the background.
This service must be enabled to run permanently with the system, but there are reports of stopping after significant 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 section Startup type, Please choose Automatic and confirm the change.
Step 5: Restart your PC and look for the changes.
Good luck! Any problem you can ask below.