How to deal with 'Network path not found' error

When you're trying to scan remote PC with Recover Keys you may receive "Network path not found" error. There can be several possible sources of this error, but most common is Windows Firewall (or any other firewall) is blocking Recover Keys from accessing \\remotepc\c$ share in order to login into remote. To fix it you may disable firewall or configure it properly. In Windows Firewall this can be done quite easy - you need to enable 'File and Printer sharing'. Here are more detailed steps:

  1. Go to 'Control panel'
  2. Click on 'Windows Firewall'
  3. If its state is "On", navigate to 'Exceptions' tab
  4. Enable 'File and Printer sharing' like on picture below:

Windows Firewall exceptions tab


This error may also be shown if 'Remote Registry' service was not started on remote PC, please check this link for more information:
How to start 'Remote Registry' service

See also

Requirements. What needs to be set on remote PC?