- When a computer, mobile device, or printer tries to connect to a network with a Microsoft Windows computer, for example, a “network path was not found” error message may appear. The computer can not make a network connection to the other device.
- Use valid pat hname when Network Path is not found
- The causes of other errors
- Disable local firewall
- Reset TCP/IP
When a computer, mobile device, or printer tries to connect to a network with a Microsoft Windows computer, for example, a “network path was not found” error message may appear. The computer can not make a network connection to the other device.
This error message is usually displayed: The Network Path Can not Be Found.
Image of the error message The network path was not found will look like this:
Any technical problems on the network can cause this error. Try the troubleshooting methods listed here to resolve or fix this problem.
Use valid pat hname when Network Path is not found
Error 0x80070035 can occur when the user enters the wrong network path name. The specified path must point to a valid shared resource on the remote device. File sharing or Windows printers must be enabled on the remote device and remote users must have access to the resource.
The causes of other errors
Any abnormalities in the system, including Network Path Can not Be Found, can occur when the clocks on the two devices are not set to the same. Always keep Windows devices on your local network synchronized through the Network Time Protocol. This can avoid having Network Path Can not Be Found.
Make sure to use the correct username and password when connecting to remote resources.
If any of the Microsoft system services involved in file sharing and printer sharing in the network fail, Network Path Can not Be Found may also occur.
Restart the computer can restore normal function.
Disable local firewall
A firewall that is misconfigured or is running incorrectly on the initial Windows device can cause Network Path Can not Be Found. Temporarily disable the firewall, Windows firewall, or third-party firewall software, then check to see if the Network Path Can not Be Found error has occurred.
If the error no longer appears, the user should take additional steps to change the firewall settings to avoid re-triggering this error. Note that home desktops are protected by a broadband router’s firewall so no need to install their own firewalls anymore, and mobile devices need separate firewalls to protect them.
Ordinary users are not interested in technical issues related to operating system operation, but some users want to learn advanced troubleshooting options. A common approach to working with a more stable Windows network is by resetting the components of Windows running in the background that support TCP / IP network traffic.
Specific steps will depend on the version of Windows you are using. However, this approach usually involves opening a Command Prompt on Windows and entering the “netsh” command. For example, the command:
This will reset TCP/IP on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Restarting the computer after executing this command will put Windows back to its original default state.