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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Can’t access PC on network (and vice versa) error 0x80070035

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      • #2370901
        AskWoody Plus

        I have a home network that has a number of PCs connected, some Cat-5, some wireless.

        I can access all of them through my PC which hosts a fileshare and the home’s printers.

        One PC, the newest one, can see my PC but can’t connect, I can see the PC and can’t connect to it getting the network path was not found error.

        File and printer sharing is enabled on all machines, they’ve all been reset, the router and switch has been reset, I’ve tried all the tricks listed here:, disabled firewall, etc.

        I’ve even renamed my PC. Everything looks good and yet no connect, despite being able to see the machines in the Network list in the file explorer.

        I searched for the error code in the forums here and found posts dating no earlier than 2018 and they didn’t offer a solution so I’m starting up a new thread to see if anyone has any insights.



      • #2370903
        AskWoody Plus

        Have you checked if SMBv1 is on on all PCs ?
        Try accessing with fix IPs for the PCs.

      • #2370914
        AskWoody Lounger

        Going both directions, ‘Me’ to ‘New’, and reverse –
        For each, are there any changes in Properties > Security that need attention?

      • #2370917
        AskWoody Plus

        Nope, those look correct (even though I’m not sharing C: yet).

        The issue is that while I can see the PC in the list I don’t even have access to log into it. In either direction.

        • #2370923
          AskWoody Plus

          When you say you don’t have access, are you being prompted for Credentials for the Microsoft account and when you enter them, you’re being told they don’t match?

          if so, that is what stopped me from persuing a solution.
          All I found were complaints, that it is a MS issue that should be fixed by them.

          I have a simpler setup than yours. Mine is two PCs on a home network and the problem started for me when I upgraded one of them to 2004 (20H1 if you prefer). For a while I looked forward to the next months’ updates but the solution has never progressed.

      • #2370929
        AskWoody Plus

        On a couple machines (just noticed the same thing on one of my kid’s laptops, I’m just never asked for credentials. The icon is there but when you click on it you get the error message saying that the network path can’t be found. Even when I type in the IP address to the machine.



        • #2370930
          AskWoody Plus

          Please read @Alex5723 ‘s post just above here. You need to check to see the status of SMB v1 on both machines. It must be enabled on BOTH machines to help the machines see everything on each other that’s been shared.

          There’s a place in the registry to enable it, I just don’t remember the exact location. If I remember correctly, that feature can also be enabled via the “Turn Windows features on or off” selection on Control Panel’s main window. As with the registry, I don’t recall the exact settings to use with it, so please seek advice from others on the best way to proceed here before trying to enable SMBv1 if it’s not already enabled on both machines.

      • #2370935
        AskWoody Plus

        SMB v1 is enabled on both machines. I tried all the tricks listed in the link I posted in the OP. I have to have SMB v1 to be able to connect to the USB share drive on my router. Both machines can access that just fine.

        The IPs are assigned in the DHCP table in the router (.101 for my machine, .102 for the other).

        I cannot get the credentials login prompt even when navigating directly to although I can with other machines on the network.

      • #2370969
        AskWoody Lounger

        Excuse me if you’ve already verified these. Below is Windows 7, so your 10 will have some differences.

        I. Control Panel > System: Same “Workgroup:” name.

        II. Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change advanced sharing settings
        – “Home or Work” is the current profile (not Public)
        — These 3 are ON: Network discovery; File and printer sharing; Public folder sharing
        — Media streaming I have off
        — File sharing connections: 128-bit
        — Password protected sharing: off {this has bitten me a couple of times}
        — HomeGroup connections: — I don’t have; but it is N/A in 10 I understand.

        III. In 2370914, and your reply in 2370917, I didn’t mean to indicate that C: is shared. It was meant as a hint to check the details of the Security settings. Can you place another ‘good’ computer and ‘New’ side-by side, and go through all the Security settings panels in parallel in excruciating detail, examining both the “Edit” button and the “Advanced” button, and the resulting tabs and buttons. Obviously be cautious about removing any entry; but some may need to be adjusted.

        IV. I presume that a Ping to 102 is OK?

        V. Dubious question: Is MAC Filtering at all involved?

      • #2371021
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        disabled firewall

        Never do this. The firewall is not used on your internal network, it keeps the internet off your internal network.

        Windows networking seems to require IPV6. Is it enabled on the new machine?

        cheers, Paul

      • #2371027
        AskWoody Plus

        The IPs are assigned in the DHCP table in the router (.101 for my machine, .102 for the other).

        No DHCP. Assign in Windows fix IP address to each PC and access using IP address.

        Example : Device on my network with fix IP

        • #2371243
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          Don’t use fixed addresses unless you have very specific requirements. DHCP is used in enterprise environments all over the world and takes the hassle out of IP assignment.

          cheers, Paul

      • #2371055
        AskWoody Plus

        Well, time for a little humility…

        This morning I woke up and decided I’d just start over. I don’t know what caused this, perhaps my many attempts at ‘Network Reset’ but I started with the host machine and found that the workgroup name had changed back to WORKGROUP. I changed that back to what it was supposed to be. Then I went through each machine on the network and verified that they  were all on private network settings with file and printer sharing enabled.

        Rebooted them all and they all worked again.

        I swear I checked them all over the last couple days but I must’ve missed the workgroup change. At any rate, everything’s working once again.

        Thank you all for your assistance and patience.

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        • #2371081
          AskWoody Lounger

          Windows has grown over the years from primitive roots. Each architect/function-adder has had his own vision, and, generally, done a decent job. But there hasn’t been a consistent over-arching architecture (alliteration?) always to gather in one connected set of panels all the pieces that are interdependent. This is particularly true in the scheme of communications. Congratulations on giving this a fresh start; and now everyone, including the kids, is happy again.

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