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Windows 7: Homegroup. One computer will not show.

29 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7 64 bit

Alright. Well, I'll go through all the steps again, and I'll try setting up a new network. Thanks a lot guys. I'll let you know if anything works.

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23 Dec 2014   #12

Windows 7 professional 64 bit

Hello: Don't really know how old this post that I am replying to is, but I found it while searching for a similar problem here in late 2014 - two Windows 7 computers; one could see the other, but not vice versa. What's more, the 'hidden' computer couldn't even see itself: Under NETWORK within Windows Explorer, it would appear, but any attempt to access folders under its name caused the dreaded "0x80070035 Network Path not found" error. "Network path"? There's no Network path! It is right there!! Three months of wandering around in chat rooms and forums, trying everything suggested, led to no joy. Then I discovered a four-and-a-half year old post within the Microsoft Community which suggested there might be a problem with the TCP/IP stack overflow. I have no idea what that is, but I followed the suggestions, and my computers are now both out in the open.

So if like me you have tried everything and are still getting that error, then try this:

How to Reinstall and reset TCP/IP for Win 7 (32 and 64):
1) Click on the Start button
2) Go to Accessories
3) Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
4) Type netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt in the Command Prompt window, and press the Enter key.
5) Type winsock reset in the Command Prompt window, and then press the Enter key.
6) Restart the computer.
There will be a log with the changes in c:\resetlog.txt

Actually, I did not find that "Command Prompt" under Accessories on my machine (Win 7 Pro 64). So I typed those commands one after another right in the Search box under Start. Worked a treat. There was a momentary flicker after each command, no other indication that anything had been done. But after the re-start, it works, so I'm happy!

Hope this may help someone else.


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