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This error is mostly encountered when you attempt to connect a new device to a network. This issue is common especially when connecting a printer to a network with a Windows device. Various reasons may cause the 0x80070035 error message. In this step by step tutorial, you will go through all the working solutions to resolve the network issue.
Method #1: Verify that your connection credentials are valid
The most common cause of the 0x80070035 error is invalid credentials.
You need to ensure that your network path name is correct. You also need to ensure that the resource you are trying to access is online and available.
Ensure that your username and password credentials are correct. Liaise with the IT department for the right credentials.
If the error is still persistent, you should restart your computer and the other device you wish to connect. A restart mostly restores normal function.
Method #2: Disable the firewall
For this method, you will need to temporarily disable the Windows firewall or any third-party firewall software active. Below is a demonstration of how to disable to Windows Firewall in Windows 10.
Double press ‘Windows Key + I’ to open the Windows Settings. Find and click on ‘Update & Security’ as shown in the image below:
Select ‘Windows Security’ on the left panel then hit ‘Firewall & network protection’ as illustrated in the image below:
Locate the active firewall as shown below and click on it.
You now need to toggle the switch from On to Off.
You have successfully disabled the Windows firewall.
Retry to connect the device to the network. If the error 0x80070035 is resolved, you should reconfigure your firewall settings. If the error is still present, RE-ENABLE the firewall in step 3 by toggling the switch back to On.
Method #3: Reset TCP/IP
Resetting the Windows components that support TCP/IP network traffic usually fixes most network issues
Search for ‘cmd’ then select ‘Run as administrator’ in the best match options as shown below:
Copy and paste the code below into the command line then press ‘Enter’ as shown below
netsh int ip reset
You have successfully returned Windows network state to default state.
Restart your computer to save the changes. Your 0x80070035 error should now be resolved.
You now can resolve the ‘0x80070035 – The network path was not found’ error in Windows 10. Which method worked best for you? Share your experience and feedback in the comment section below.