I have a PFX certificate file on my machine and I'd like to view the details before importing it. (The import utility doesn't actually tell you what the certificate is!).
How do I view the details about the PFX certificate file?
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The contents of a pfx file can be viewed in the GUI by right-clicking the PFX file and selecting Open (instead of the default action, Install).
This will open mmc and show the pfx file as a folder. Open the pfx folder and the Certificates subfolder, and you will see the certificate(s) contained in the pfx. The certificate can be opened to view details.
Alternatively, the GUI can be opened by running
mmc certmgr.msc /CERTMGR:FILENAME="C:\path\to\pfx"
It is also possible to use FileTypesMan to change the default (double-click) action for PFX files from Install to Open.