How To Fix Error Code 0x80070035 The network path was not found

Error Code 0x80070035 The network path was not foundThe Error 0x80070035 The network path was not found can happen for many different reasons, this guide will show you many general resolutions for this issue.

This issue affects all versions of microsoft windows.  The error is caused by some sort of authentication issue, I have seen this error 0x80070035 The network path was not found the most on windows machines connecting to shares which are hosted on non Microsoft Operating systems such as Linux.

Resolution 1 – Change LAN Manager authentication level

When a microsoft machine tried to access a share it needs to authenticate before it can access the resource. When a Microsoft windows machine tries to access a share on a non windows machine (Linux for example) the authentication some time can fail because the remote machine can not under stand the format of the authentication sent.

In my experience this is the most likely cause of the Error Code 0x80070035 The network path was not found, so we need to change how the authentication request is sent, we will need to perform the following steps.

Click on your start menu type in secpol.msc then left click on the application that shows up

Then browse to the following location Local Policies > Security Options > Network security: LAN Manager authentication level and double click the setting “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level”

From the drop down box select “Send LM & NTLM-use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated” then click on apply then ok. Now restart your machine and try to access the share that you got the error on before.

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  1. It took me two days to be able to try this fix. I discovered the offending computer was XP Home Edition SP3 and thus did not have the Group Policy Editor, nor the Security Policy Editor contained within. So, the hunt was on to figure out how to easily install this in Home Edition. My first small success was to get the Group Policy Editor installed by following the info on this page: mydigitallife[DOT]net[forwardslash]install-and-enable-group-policy-editor-gpedit-msc-in-windows-xp-home-edition
    Unfortunately, the author left out the one dll I needed and I had no idea which one in System32 it was. Finally, I found this page: support[DOT]microsoft[DOT]com[forwardslash]en-us[forwardslash]help[forwardslash]555218
    Of course, change the […..] back to make working links…
    I could have simply given a list of dll’s needed for gpedit.msc and secpol.msc – in particular the missing wsecedit.dll, but I wanted to show my resources to hopefully ease the minds of those that will embark on this hunt after me.

    Armed with the information above, I found it very easy to add gpedit and secpol to Windows XP SP3 Home Edition. More importantly, they work and I feel like the OS on this machine is how it should have been in the first place. I do have Pro installation disks, but I didn’t want to be that destructive to a well established, modified and tweaked system. Unfortunately, at this point I have not determined if the policy changed has affected positively my error message, because at this moment my other networked computers are not showing up on my Windows 7 Network window.

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