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Z:\Users\markk\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft>whoami
shunranet\markk

Z:\Users\markk\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft>cacls Crypto
Z:\Users\markk\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)F
                                                BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)F
                                                SHUNRANET\markk:(OI)(CI)F


Z:\Users\markk\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft>attrib Crypto
   S    I    Z:\Users\markk\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto

Z:\Users\markk\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft>dir Crypto
 Le volume dans le lecteur Z s'appelle System
 Le numéro de série du volume est CE62-FA00

 Répertoire de Z:\Users\markk\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto

Fichier introuvable

Z:\Users\markk\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft>

How is it possible that I have full control of this folder, but still cannot browse its contents?

P.S.

I need to fix it, because this is why I suspect the following command fails:

Z:\>MakeCert.exe -r -ss my -n "CN=DO_NOT_TRUST_FiddlerRoot, O=DO_NOT_TRUST, OU=Created by http://www.fiddler2.com" -sky signature -eku 1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.1 -h 1 -cy authority -a sha1 -m 120
Error: Can't create the key of the subject ('JoeSoft')
Failed

Z:\>

And I need this command to succeed in order to debug HTTPS traffic with Fiddler.

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I guess sysadmins do not visit this site... –  mark Jul 18 '11 at 4:06
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You seem to be confused, the files you are looking for probably exist.

The Crypto folder, as you may have noticed in your attrib command, is a system folder, this means it is not shown when using the dir command by itself.

C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft>dir
 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is E042-CE10

 Directory of C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft

01/17/2012  10:26 AM    <DIR>          Access
04/29/2010  01:49 PM    <DIR>          ActiveSync
01/12/2010  11:39 AM    <DIR>          AddIns
04/01/2010  09:44 AM    <DIR>          CLR Security Config
06/28/2010  11:10 AM    <DIR>          CLView
09/06/2011  12:24 PM    <DIR>          Communicator
01/12/2010  11:41 AM    <DIR>          Document Building Blocks
......

Notice that the Crypto folder is not shown, but if we do a 'dir /a' we see it.

C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft>dir /a
 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is E042-CE10

 Directory of C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft

01/04/2012  12:58 PM    <DIR>          .
01/04/2012  12:58 PM    <DIR>          ..
01/17/2012  10:26 AM    <DIR>          Access
04/29/2010  01:49 PM    <DIR>          ActiveSync
01/12/2010  11:39 AM    <DIR>          AddIns
04/01/2010  09:44 AM    <DIR>          CLR Security Config
06/28/2010  11:10 AM    <DIR>          CLView
09/06/2011  12:24 PM    <DIR>          Communicator
09/07/2011  11:34 AM    <DIR>          Credentials
02/05/2010  08:30 AM    <DIR>          Crypto
01/12/2010  11:41 AM    <DIR>          Document Building Blocks
......

The same is true with the Keys and RSA folders within the Crypto folder, they are marked as System. In fact everything withing the RSA folder is marked as System.

C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft>attrib Crypto
   S    I    C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto

C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft>attrib Crypto\RSA
   S    I    C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA

C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft>attrib Crypto\Keys
   S    I    C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto\Keys

Thus if you were to run dir within the Crypto folder it would show you that no files or folders exist (that are not System files) but a dir /a would show them.

C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto>dir
 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is E042-CE10

 Directory of C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto

File Not Found

C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto>dir /a
 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is E042-CE10

 Directory of C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto

02/05/2010  08:30 AM    <DIR>          .
02/05/2010  08:30 AM    <DIR>          ..
02/05/2010  08:30 AM    <DIR>          Keys
01/12/2010  11:18 AM    <DIR>          RSA
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
               4 Dir(s)  70,075,576,320 bytes free

C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto>

I don't know what the issue is actually creating your keys, but I don't think it is a permissions issue or any other unexplained oddity. I know this is late getting to you, but it does explain what you are\were seeing.

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