Fix for Unable to Access Windows Shared Folders

May 5, 2010 | Filed under Windows

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Sharing folders via network is a huge convenience in transferring files as well as for backing up purposes. Sharing a folder in Windows XP is very easy by right clicking on the folder and select Sharing and Security. As for Windows 7, you will need to select Share with > Specific people and select the user account. Then when accessing from a different computer, you will need to login with the username and password. However you may experience problems in accessing a shared folder on a network but you are able to ping the computer.

COMPUTER is not available. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access. The network path was not found.

Windows cannot access \\share. Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose. Error code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found.

The network path was not found

No network provider accepted the given network path

If you got any of the error messages above when trying to access a shared folder on a network but can ping the computer, then the first thing you should check is if the “File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks” service is enabled for the network adapter. Hit WIN+R and type ncpa.cpl and hit Enter. Right click on Local Area Connection and select Properties. At the Networking tab, make sure that File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is checked.

No network provider accepted the given network path




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One Response to “Fix for Unable to Access Windows Shared Folders”
  1. Mazhar says:

    Thanks buddy….. it helped a lot but in my scenario the thing which helped was by turning on the “Client for Microsft Networks” service

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