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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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The best answer is lowest rated! –  an0nym0usc0ward May 22 '11 at 20:47
"best" is subjective :-) –  Tim Keating Sep 14 '11 at 16:47
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. –  SalmanPK Dec 7 '14 at 15:13

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

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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