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Windows 7: Home network two PC's but only one can access the other.

09 Aug 2012   #1
bill2reg

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Home network two PC's but only one can access the other.

I have two HP desktops running Windows 7. One is connected by wire to my router because the router is right near that PC. The other PC is downstairs and connected wirelessly. There is also a Mac downstairs, connected by wire. We also have an internet TV, Playstation 3, smart phones and tablets. All of these last items connect wirelessly to the network without problems. The HP PC downstairs can see and access my PC upstairs, as well as all my external drives, media server etc. I can see and access the Mac. I do see the other HP PC in my network folder, but when I try to access it, it won't work. I get an error message saying that 'Windows cannot access \\(name of computer here)" and this detail:
Error code:0x80070035
The network path w not found.

I have discovery turned on on both. Strange thing is that sometimes, it works. But only now and then, and there doesn't seem to be any reason to this.

I thought that maybe mixing wired and wireless devices could be a problem, but all the other devices are fine. Also, I forgot that I sometimes use my Vista laptop, and that connects fine to other devices. It's only that one PC downstairs that I can't access. Is there a way to remove it from the network folder and maybe have windows 'find' it again? Would that even help?

Any ideas are welcome. Thanks.


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09 Aug 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bill2reg View Post
I have two HP desktops running Windows 7. One is connected by wire to my router because the router is right near that PC. The other PC is downstairs and connected wirelessly. There is also a Mac downstairs, connected by wire. We also have an internet TV, Playstation 3, smart phones and tablets. All of these last items connect wirelessly to the network without problems. The HP PC downstairs can see and access my PC upstairs, as well as all my external drives, media server etc. I can see and access the Mac. I do see the other HP PC in my network folder, but when I try to access it, it won't work. I get an error message saying that 'Windows cannot access \\(name of computer here)" and this detail:
Error code:0x80070035
The network path w not found.

I have discovery turned on on both. Strange thing is that sometimes, it works. But only now and then, and there doesn't seem to be any reason to this.

I thought that maybe mixing wired and wireless devices could be a problem, but all the other devices are fine. Also, I forgot that I sometimes use my Vista laptop, and that connects fine to other devices. It's only that one PC downstairs that I can't access. Is there a way to remove it from the network folder and maybe have windows 'find' it again? Would that even help?

Any ideas are welcome. Thanks.
This is a fairly common problem but there are quite a few solutions that have worked for others in the past so it's hard to pinpoint the solution that would apply in your case.

The link below shows various solutions which are highlighted in grey. There are links to other solutions posted to the right side of the page.

Error code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found
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