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Windows error code 64

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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 4th, 2022

What is 'Windows error code 64'?

Windows error code 64 is an error that usually occurs when accessing a network resource, like a file server that may no longer be online or not responding. It may indicate that a network source is not connected to the network or that both the hardware and software is not responsive.

You may see the error message, "ERROR_NETNAME_DELETED 64 (0x40) The specified network name is no longer available."

How can you fix 'Windows error code 64'?

Some of the common fixes include:

  • Turning on network sharing
  • Ensuring that the drive or folder is shared and that the path name is correct
  • Resetting TCP/ IP stack

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Turn on network sharing

Windows error code 64 may be caused by disabling the Network and Sharing setting. Enabling Network and Sharing setting may fix the error code 64. However, you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to turn network discovery on or off. Please see the link to access administrator: here

Turn on network sharing
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  1. In the Control Panel, access Network and Sharing.

  2. Then in the Network and Sharing, access Change advanced sharing setting.

  3. Then enable the following
    Turn on network discovery
    Turn on file and printer sharing
    Allow Windows to manage connection (recommended)

  4. Then click the Save change.

2. Ensure that the drive or folder is shared and path name is correct

Windows error code 64 may also be caused by a wrong network path. Ensure that the drive or folder, which you are trying to access is shared. Also, check the shared name of the drive or folder.

Ensure that the drive or folder is shared and path name is correct
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To share a Drive or a Folder, and check network pathname, please see below.

  1. Right-click the folder that you would like to be shared with the network.

  2. Go to Properties, then Sharing tab, and then the Advanced Sharing.

  3. Enable Share this Folder.

  4. Then press Applyand then press OK.

  5. Take note of the network path name.

  6. Go to the other PC, that requires to access that file

  7. Open a Files explore, in the address bar enter the network path.

3. Reset TCP/IP stack

Your IP configuration may also be causing Windows error code 64. Resetting your IP may fix the error.

Reset TCP/IP stack
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  1. Click Windows Start, type in CMD and right-click on Command Prompt select Run as Admin.

  2. Input the following commands below and then press Enter key for each command.
    ipconfig /flushdns**nbtstat -RRnetsh int ipnetsh winsock reset

  3. Restart your computer,

  4. See if Windows error code 64 was fixed.