# Windows – How to view the contents of a PFX file on Windows

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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?

• Open a command prompt and type: certutil -dump <path to cert>
• Install OpenSSL and use the commands to view the details, such as: openssl pkcs12 -info -in <path to cert>