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SharePoint Explorer View Does Not Open via Action Menu

9 September, 2013 (10:36) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

I ran across an issue in our organization a few weeks ago involving Explorer View in SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010. The user stated that when they clicked on Explorer View from the View dropdown on a SharePoint library they would get the following error:

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Windows cannot access “sharename”.

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.

I ran Office Diagnostics and Repairs without any success.  After a few days of troubleshooting I found the solution. It was related to the networking binding order.  One of the WiFi Network Connections on the laptop was disabled and the other one was enabled but the disabled one was first in the order. Once I moved the active adaptor above the inactive one everything worked.

To change the order on Windows 7, you can do the following:

  1. From the Network and Sharing Center, click on Change adapter Settings
  2. Press ALT to display the menu and then click Advanced and then Advanced Settings.

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Use the arrows to change the order of your adapters.


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