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Having Problems Mapping a Network Drive?

This isn’t just for FOCUS, but it is a common problem having to do with not being able to Map a network drive and receiving a windows error code 0×80070035.

This happens when you have a share on a server that you are trying to map to and get the windows error code 0×80070035.

This is a two step check

Step one – Modify the Network Adapter

  1. Press Windows + R on the keybpard, and type control panel in the search box and then press Enter.
  2. Click View network status and tasks under Network and Internet.
  3. Click Change adapter settings in the left pane.
  4. Right-Click on the connection and choose Properties.
  5.   Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Version 4” in the list.
  6. Click Properties, and then click Advanced.
  7.  On the Advanced TCP/IP settings windows, go to “WINS” tab.
  8. Under NetBIOS setting, click “Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP”, and then click OK.

Step Two – Try Mapping the Drive with the Drive IP address

If trying to map a drive with a name and you have no success, try mapping the drive with the ip address instead.  Ie


\\\SHAREDFOLDERNAME – which should work

Preview URLs before you click the Link

Running multiple blogs, I am always nervous about people who leave links to their websites.  I am ESPECIALLY nervous when those links are the abbreviated URLs.  There is a way to “preview” this non-descript links before actually clicking on them, though.  Although this still does not guarantee safety, it is at least a road bump.

Bitly – after the link just add a “+” so the preview is at – after the link just add a “+” so the preview is at

TinyCC – after the link just add a “~” so the preview is at

TInyURL – in front of the link you can add preview – ie

A safety feature TinyURL has is that you can always default a preview by enabling the preview directly from their site at

Twitter – a product that is strictly for tweets!  They check all URLs against potential unsafe links.  – is the shortened link, but having problems finding out out to preview without one of the consolidaters listed below.  However, one of the nice features about is that it goes through a verification step before creating your URL just to make sure it is not a bot doing the dirty work.

If you want a one stop check for short URLs, you can check out this website . . . it should detect and preview most of the popular ones which uses to check sites.

I am sure there are a dozen more url shortners . . . I will search more and consolidate here.