Code Error 80070035  – The Network PATH Cannot be Found

Troubleshooting Code 80070035  – The network PATH cannot be found

Introduction to Code Error 80070035

This error, code 80070035, occurs when you try to map a network drive using VBScript.  My suggestion is that you have an error in the UNC path of the share name.Code error 80070035 - The network PATH cannot be found

The Symptoms You Get with error 80070035

The script does not map the network drive as you had hoped, instead you get a Windows Script Host error message, see diagram.

The Cause of Error 80070035

One possibility is that you trying to map a network drive and you have misspelled the share name.  The source of the error is WSH.MapNetworkDrive which gives us a big clue where to look for the error. 

Mistyping server names gives a slightly different error. (No network provider could accept the given path)


The Solution to Error 80070035

My first guess is that there is a problem with the slashes on your server or share name. \\ server\share (correct) \\ server \share\ (wrong).  As with all WSH error messages, check the line number, count any blank or ‘commented lines as you see the line with the error.

Double check the share names with the actual name in your script.  Open a command prompt and type net view.  Alternatively, it could be the server name which is incorrect in which case you could launch the Run dialog box and type \\ server.

Check this section for examples of MapNetworkDrive

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Example of Error Code 80070035

‘ MapNetworkDrive.vbs
‘ VBScript to map a network drive.
‘ Author Guy Thomas
‘ Version 2.2 – April 24th 2010
‘ —————————————————-‘
Option Explicit
Dim objNetwork
Dim strDriveLetter, strRemotePath
strDriveLetter = "J:"
strRemotePath = "\\william\downloads\guyt\"

‘ Purpose of script to create a network object. (objNetwork)
‘ Then to apply the MapNetworkDrive method. Result J: drive
Set objNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")

objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive strDriveLetter, strRemotePath

‘ End of Example 80070035  VBScript.

Solution it should have been \\william\downloads\guyt (No trailing \)

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