This utility displays all media with the number of software and hardware errors on them. This helps identify bad tapes.


  1. Copy showMediaErros.exe into the software_installation_directory\Base folder.
  2. Navigate to this program from the command line and run it using the following syntax:


  3. To check the results, view MediaErrorsReport.log, which is located under software_installation_directory\log files.

    Output is printed to stdout and also to the log. The output column order is as follows: # of soft errors, # of hard errors, barcode, library, Unique ID.