How to fix error 0x80070035 in Windows 10 and 11?

When you encounter difficulties accessing files or computers on your network, you might encounter error code 0x80070035. To resolve network access issues, there are various potential solutions to consider, such as verifying drive sharing settings, enabling NetBIOS, or updating network adapter drivers.

When does the error 0x80070035 occur?

Error code 0x80070035 is often accompanied by the message “The network path was not found”. Behind this message is a problem accessing computers or files on your network. Just like other error codes such as 0x80073701, 0x80070643 or 0xc0000005, the underlying cause can vary. Therefore, there are multiple potential solutions to fix this error. It could be due to a missing drive share, disabled NetBIOS, outdated drivers, or firewall settings. In our guide, we provide step-by-step instructions on how to proceed to resolve the problem.


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Solutions for 0x80070035

The following solutions may help to fix error code 0x80070035:

Check drive sharing

If the reason is a non-shared drive, proceed as follows:

  1. Call up the target drive on the other computer, right-click on it and select “Properties”.
  2. Open the “Sharing” tab and select the “Advanced Sharing” menu.
  3. Check “Share this folder” and confirm with “Apply” and “OK”.
  4. Try to access the target drive on the network again.

Activate NetBIOS

A frequently encountered culprit for this error is the TCP/IP-NetBIOS service being disabled. NetBIOS is essential for communication between computers in local networks, and when it’s disabled, it often leads to this problem. To enable NetBIOS, follow these steps:

  1. Enter the term “services” in the Windows search line and open the services app.
  2. You’ll now see a long, alphabetically sorted list of all installed Windows services. Search for “TCP/IP-NetBIOS Help Service” in this list.
  3. Right-click on the service and go to “Start” to activate NetBIOS.

If the error still occurs, try an alternative way to enable NetBIOS:

  1. Open the “Run” dialog by pressing [Windows] + [R] and enter ncpa.cpl.
  2. A window displaying your network connections will appear. Right-click on your network and select “Properties”.
  3. Place a checkmark next to “Internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”.
  4. Navigate to “Properties”, click on “Advanced” and go to the tab “WINS”.
  5. At the bottom of the NetBIOS settings, select “Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP” and click “OK”.

Update network adapter driver

Another common reason is outdated network adapter drivers. To update them:

  1. Open Device Manager, e.g. by typing “Device Manager” in the Windows search line.
  2. Go to “Network adapters” in the list, expand the item and find the associated network adapter.
  3. Right-click on the network adapter and go to “Update Driver”.
  4. Restart the computer and try to access the target drive again.

Reinstall all Windows apps

If it’s due to a problem with other Windows apps, you can try reinstalling all pre-installed Windows apps:

  1. Open Windows PowerShell using your administrator privileges.
  2. Enter the following command: Get-AppXPackage -allusers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}. Confirm with [Enter].
  3. All Windows apps will now be reinstalled.
  4. Restart the computer and download the app.

Verify third-party firewall

A third party firewall on the target device may be blocking access. To enable access, do the following:

  1. If you’re using a third-party firewall, disable it before attempting drive access. Afterward, check if access works after rebooting.
  2. To ensure network protection, consider adding your network to the trusted networks list in your antivirus software. To do this, open your antivirus software, go to the settings and the firewall section.
  3. Under Networks, add your network entry to the list of trusted networks. The steps may vary depending on the antivirus program you are using.

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