Certificate storage

In cmd.exe after the command "net use W: \\\data" I get a window with title "Certificate selection".
Where and how is a certificate stored in Windows?
As a file with a .crt suffix, in the registry or other?


Windows Forum Team
Staff member
They're stored as binary blobs in the registry.
User specific are HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
> Group Name > Certificates
Localmachine are HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
> Group Name > Certificates

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