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OL2000: Error Message "Corrupted certificate files; certificate importing failed."
Article ID: 223470 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q223470
ERROR MESSAGEWhen you attempt to import a digital ID certificate, you may receive the following error message:
Corrupted certificate files; certificate importing failed.
An error has occurred. Unable to import certificate.
An error occurred while trying to import security information.
NOTE: Microsoft Office 2000 has built-in functionality that allows you to get more information about difficult-to-troubleshoot alerts or error messages. If you want to enable this functionality for this and other error messages in Microsoft Office 2000, please download the Microsoft Office 2000 Customizable Alerts file from the Microsoft Office Update Web site at the following address:
NOTE: If you reached this article by clicking the Web Info button in an error message, you already have Customizable Alerts enabled.
You are attempting to import a high-encryption (128-bit) certificate while using a version of Microsoft Internet Explorer earlier than version 5.
The certificate file you are attempting to import is damaged.
WHAT TO TRY
Install Internet Explorer 5If you installed Office 2000 or Outlook 2000, and chose to not upgrade to Internet Explorer 5, you may encounter any of the above errors when importing a digital certificate. To install Internet Explorer 5, follow these steps:
Replace the Damaged Certificate FileIf you are already using Internet Explorer 5, the likely cause of this problem is a damaged Certificate file. To resolve this problem, obtain a new certificate from an authorized, certificate-issuing authority. For additional information about obtaining a new digital certificate, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/195477/EN-US/ )OL2000: Encryption and Message Security Overview
For additional information about troubleshooting digital certificate problems, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/195670/EN-US/ )OL2000: Error Messages Using Security in Outlook
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/195843/EN-US/ )OL2000: Troubleshooting Security Issues in Outlook
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196800/EN-US/ )OL2000: (CW) Digital IDs Missing from Address Book Import