Network path cannot be found

By killthetraitor
Feb 6, 2008
  1. Ok so here is my dilemma. I have a laptop and a PC that I am trying to create a workgroup with. For some reason they cannot see eachother but when I try to ping them I get reply's. Now when I go to the run line and type in \\ I get the error Network path cannot be found. This is strange because it worked once before then never again. I did some research and found that many people have had this issue, but all of their solutions have not worked, any ideas?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    instead, try Map Network Drive and then browse for the other system.
    Under Entire Network, MS Client network, some-workgroup-name
    (XP default is MSHOME, but Workgroup is common and the default on other systems)
    There should be TWO systems, the one you are on and the one you are attempting to connect to.
    click the [+] to see the shares visible on all systems
  3. killthetraitor

    killthetraitor TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ill give that a try when i get home thanks, i have also tried right clicking on network places and searching for all computers that way but still nothing has come up.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    the remote system needs to enable File Sharing AND to set the exception for in
    on the firewall Exception tab.
  5. killthetraitor

    killthetraitor TS Rookie Topic Starter

    did that as well
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