Collect Windows system error description from within the commandline

When validating log files, you can be confronted with some error codes without a human-readable meaning. I used to Google them always, but shortly I discovered a new- and faster way to do the job.

Open a command prompt and execute the following command: “net helpmsg <code>“.

For example:
“C:\Users\Administrator>net helpmsg 5
Access is denied.”

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