Many applications look for a certificate in only one certificate store. If a certificate is not in the certificate store that you need, you can move it from one store to another.

Users or local Administrators is the minimum group membership required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

To move a certificate
  1. Open the Certificates snap-in for a user, computer, or service.

  2. Under the logical store that contains the certificate to move, click Certificates.

  3. In the details pane, click the certificate that you are moving. (To select more than one certificate, hold down CTRL and click each certificate.)

  4. On the Action menu, click Cut.

  5. In the console tree, click the logical store where you want to move the certificate.

  6. On the Action menu, click Paste.

Additional considerations