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I know I have some certificates installed on my Windows 7 machine. How can I see what they are, the nicknames they are known by, and browse detailed information (such as issuer and available usage)?

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In Internet Explorer:

Go to Tools (Alt+X)Internet OptionsContentCertificates.

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All good workable suggestions, but this seems like the easiest answer to me. – Tim Keating May 6 '10 at 17:48

Using PowerShell:

Get-ChildItem -Recurse Cert:
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Well what I like about this answer is that I know how to launch a power shell, but where the hell are the internet options? – Adrian Ratnapala Nov 29 '11 at 19:05
@AdrianRatnapala inetcpl.cpl – Iszi Dec 19 '13 at 20:43
Shorter version: gci -r cert: . I don't know why Powershell users insist on such long ass camel+hyphen case command names. – Salman Abbas Dec 7 '14 at 15:13
@SalmanPK: As a matter of principle I always give the long versions of the commands in my answers. This isn't Code Golf, it's trying to be helpful. If you want shorter, you should use ls -r cert: anyway. – Joey Dec 7 '14 at 16:06

Or run (Start -> Run or just hit WIN+R):

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This is my answer of choice, thank you! – Brad F Jacobs Sep 16 '13 at 18:32
Related: Full list of .msc's, including certmgr.msc, certsrv.msc and certtmpl.msc. – Peter Mortensen Jun 28 '15 at 12:32

Start mmc via Search files or Command Prompt:

Menu FileAdd/Remove Snap-In...Add...CertificatesAddMy User account and/or Computer accountFinishCloseOK → Browse.

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