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There are a lot of cases where you want to know the WiFi password to the network you currently connect to or those networks to which you have connected in the past days. Scenarios may happen where your family member wants to know your WiFi password or your friends want to know the password for the cyber café you visit on a regular basis or even you have forgotten the WiFi password and want to recall back so that you can connect your new smartphone or other devices with the same network. In all the cases you need to find the WiFi Password of the network which you system is currently connected to. To do that, this article has some different methods that you can opt-in order to view saved WiFi passwords on Windows 10.
4 Ways to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Windows 10
Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.
Method 1: Find Your Wi-Fi Password Via Network Settings
This is the most common way to get your WiFi password & using this method you can even view the password of your current WiFi network:
1.Press Windows Key + R then type “ncpa.cpl” and hit Enter.
2.Or, alternatively, you have to right-click the Start button and choose “Network Connections”.
3.From the “Network Connections” window, right-click on the “Wireless Network Connection” & select “Status” from the list.
4.Click on Wireless Properties button under the Wi-Fi Status window.
5.From the “Wireless Properties” dialogue box switch to the “Security” tab.
6.Now you need to tick the check-box that says“Show characters” for viewing the WiFi’s password.
7.Once you tick, you will be able to see the WiFi password which was saved on your system. Press Cancel to exit out of these dialogue boxes.
Method 2: View Saved WiFi Passwords Using PowerShell
This is another way of fetching your WiFi password but this method only works for previously connected WiFi networks. For this, you have to open PowerShell and use some commands. Steps to do this is –
1.Type powershell in Windows Search then right-click on “PowerShell” from the search result & select “Run as administrator“.
2.In the PowerShell, you have to copy & paste command written below (without quotes).
3.Once you hit enter you will see a list of WiFi passwords of all the Wireless networks you’ve connected to.
Method 3: View Saved WiFi Passwords on Windows 10 using CMD
If you want to know all the WiFi passwords to all the wireless networks your system have previously connected to, then here is another cool & simple way to this using Command Prompt:
1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).
Note: Or you can type cmd in Windows search then right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
2.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:
netsh wlan show profile
3.The above command will list every WiFi profile that you were once connected to and in order to reveal the password for a specific WiFi network, you need to type the following command substituting “Network_name” with the WiFi network you want to reveal the password for:
netsh wlan show profile “network_name” key=clear
4.Scroll down to the Security settings and you will find your WiFi password in parallel to the “Key Content”.
Method 4: Use third-party Software
Another way to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Windows 10 is by using third-party software such as WirelessKeyView . It is a free application developed by ‘NirSoft’ and this software can help you recover your wireless network security passkeys (either WEP or WPA) stored in your Windows 10 or Windows 8 / 7 PC. As soon as you open the app, it will list all the details of all the wireless networks your PC has connected to.
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I hope this article was helpful and now you can easily View Saved WiFi Passwords on Windows 10, but if you still have any questions regarding this guide then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.