During the transfer of files across networks, one error that occurs is Error 0x80070079, The semaphore timeout period has expired. Semaphore is simply a variable. This error is caused due to several factors. It includes the incorrect configuration of drivers or the network, deadlock state, the server being loaded with a lot of tasks or if any location is not available. This error message can even appear when trying to create a System Image, or Copy or Move files on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 as well as Windows 7.
Error 0x80070079, The semaphore timeout period has expired
The following methods should be effective to fix error 0x80070079 on your Windows 10 computer:
You can use the Network Reset button to reinstall Network adapters & set networking components to default settings. It will first remove and then reinstall all your network adapters and set other networking components back to their original settings and default values.
Open Settings > Network & Internet > Status > Network reset to get started.
Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP since then. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.