Sometimes when you try to access a shared folder on a network drive, you may get an error "The specified network name is no longer available". Some users, on the other hand, can access the drive, but will also see the error when they try to sync files outside the network.
This error can appear for many reasons and some of the common reasons include if your system supports SMB version 1 (SMB 1.0) in the latest edition of Windows 10 or because of antivirus software. Whatever the reason, it can be frustrating, especially when you want to urgently access shared folders. Fortunately, the "The specified network name is no longer available“The mistake can be corrected. Let's see how.
Method 1: Enabling SMB 1.0 in Windows Features
Step 1: Leave Home and write Windows features a windows cercare box.
Step 2: Click the result (Enable or disable Windows features) to open the file Windows features the dialog box.
Step 3: A Windows features dialog box, locate the file Support for SMB 1.0 / CIFS file sharing option. Check the box next to it to enable the feature.
print ok to save changes and exit.
* Note - By checking the boxes next to all the options in Support for SMB 1.0 / CIFS file sharing the function is automatically controlled.
Now go back to the shared folder and try to open it. You should be able to access it.
If the problem persists, follow the next method.
Method 2: turn on network sharing
Step 1: Go to Windows Search field (next to Home) and writes Control Panel.
Step 2: Left click on the result to open the file Control Panel window.
Step 3: A Control Panel window, go to Seen from field and set it to Big icons.
Please select Network and sharing City Center of the list.
Step 4: In the next window, click Change advanced sharing settings on the left side of the panel.
Step 5: Next, below Change the sharing options for different network profiles section, expand the file Tutte retired him option.
Leave Sharing public folders and click the radio button next to Enable sharing so that anyone with network access can read and write files in the public folder. This will turn it on.
Step 6: Leave Password protected sharing section and select the radio button next to Turn off password protected sharing.
print Save the changes to save changes and exit.
Now go back and try to access the shared folders and you shouldn't see any more errors.