Transfering signature to new computer: export=.cer, .fdf, .p7c import only .p12, .pfx

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Jun 18, 2019 Jun 18, 2019

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I am trying to transfer my signature from Adobe Acrobat Reader DC on my old computer to a new one.

I am following instructions described in another post:

1.  On the old computer, pull down Edit - Preferences

2. In the Categories list, select Signatures

3. in Identies & Trusted Certificates, click the MORE button

4. a dialog opens and Digital IDs is highlighted. Select the signature in the right side of the dialog and click the EXPORT button at the top

5.  a dialog appears.  Choose "Save the data to a file" and click NEXT

6.  Select a location for the file.  Select the "Save as type" has 3 choices: *.fdf  *.p7c  *.cer

7.  On the new computer navigate to the same screen and click the Add Digital ID button

8. a dialog appears.  Select "My existing digital ID from:" and select "A file" and click NEXT

9. Click the Browse button.  It only displays *.p12  and  *.pfx  files.  Also it is expecting a password on the file, yet no password was set when the file was created.

Please clarify this process for moving signatures from one computer to another.

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Jun 19, 2019 Jun 19, 2019

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Use the .pfx files of the old computer. On Windows you will find the files at:

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Acrobat\DC\Security

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Dec 13, 2021 Dec 13, 2021

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FYI this does not work if you are trying to transfer a "Windows Digital ID"

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Dec 10, 2021 Dec 10, 2021

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Hello dhabz

 

Where you able to transfer the signature. It is not working for me. I am trying to transfer my digital signature from my laptop to my desktop and no success. When I export my signature from my laptop it gives me three options (*fdf), (*.p7c) and (*.cer). I tried all three options and when adding the digital signature in my desktop the only options are (*.p12, or *.pfx). 

 

How do I export and import my signature to a different device? 

 

Thank you,

 

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Dec 10, 2021 Dec 10, 2021

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Read my reply.

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Dec 13, 2021 Dec 13, 2021

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I do not see the .pfx files. See attached screenshot. Screenshot 2021-12-13 141437.png

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