Network sharing is an important property of Microsoft Windows, which helps the two or more users to share resources without using connecting wires. Network sharing can be done by the users of the same network, the information can be shared at the different or same time. However, sometimes you may encounter the error code 0x80070035 while initiating such access.
Error code 0x80070035 must be corrected to utilize the network sharing feature of Windows. With this error code, you may see the following error message – “Error code: 0x80070035. The network path was not found.” Such error can be removed with one or other methods which are illustrated below in a step-by-step manner.
Error code 0x80070035 in Windows Internal Network
To fix Error code 0x80070035 in Windows Internal Network, follow the below steps:
1. Enable the NetBIOS Over TCP/IP
Network Basic Input Output System helps is two devices to communicate with LAN (Local Area Network). It is essential to enable NetBIOS, as it allows applications to rely on NetBIOS. You can follow the below steps to enable it:
- Open the Run command by typing the Windows+R key.
- Type “NCPA.CPL” in the text field and press OK.
- Right-click on the Default Network and choose Properties.
- Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
- On the General tab, click the Advanced button.
- Go to the WINS tab and mark the “Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP” checkbox.
- Click the OK button to save the changes.
- Restart your computer and check if it works.
2. Make sure TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service is running
TCP/IP NetBIOS helper service runs at the backend to start network sharing between devices. This is a permanent service running in Microsoft Windows which provides support to NetBIOS over TCP/IP. In case the TCP/IP Net BIOS helper service is disabled, you need to enable it using the following process and check if it works.
- Open the Taskbar search option using the Windows+S keys.
- Now type Services and open Services Folder.
- Look for the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper in the services folder.
- Once you find it, do a right-click on it and select Properties.
- In the Properties window, go to the General tab.
- Set Startup type to Automatic using the drop-down menu.
- Click Apply > OK to apply the changes.
- Restart your computer and try initiating Network Sharing.
3. Turn off the third-party firewall
The Third-Party Firewall is not an essential part of security software but may come along with the new generation of Anti-Virus used nowadays. It is used to protect from data theft, hacking, and other personal information of the user. In some cases, as a preventive measure, it may also omit the user from utilizing the Network Sharing feature of Windows. Therefore, it is necessary to disable it temporarily while initializing Network Sharing and enable it once it is done.
4. Reset Windows Update Component
The process of installing and uninstalling is run by the Component Object Model also referred to as Windows 10 updating component. The model if reassembled, can eliminate the Error code 0x80070035 by resetting the Windows 10 update component.
5. Run System File Checker
The System File Checker command scans all the protected folder and restores the corrupt files with a cached copy. Here is the method to run the SFC scan:
- Open an elevated Command Prompt window.
- Type the following command and press Enter to execute it:
- Once it finishes, restart your computer and check if it resolves the error.
6. Run the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM)
The Deployment Image Servicing and Management command is used to service and mount Windows image before execution. This command can also be used as a troubleshooter for fixing Network Sharing error in Windows 10.
This is how to do it:
- Right-click on the Start button and select Run.
- Type cmd in the text field and type Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
- If UAC prompts on the screen, hit the Yes button to open the command prompt with admin access.
- Type the following commands and press Enter:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- Wait for a while until it completes the process. After that restart your PC and check if it solves the problem.
7. Use Windows Update Troubleshooter
Windows 10 comes with an option of troubleshooting which can solve multiple issues relating to Windows. If you are using this update, then this process might help to solve Error Code 0x80070035:
- Right-click on Start and select Settings.
- Choose Updates & Security.
- Go to the left pane and select Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters.
- Select Windows Update and click Run the troubleshooter.
- Wait for it to finish and then restart your computer.