If you are looking to view the password of the Wi-Fi network to which your Windows 10 computer or laptop is currently connected to so that you can connect other devices then you don’t have to worry as Windows 10 provides you very simple ways to find the saved Wi-Fi password.
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In this article, I will guide you through step by step process on how to find the saved Wi-Fi password on your Windows 10. Basically, you can find the saved Wi-Fi password using the Control Panel or by using the Command prompt both the ways are mentioned here for your convenience.
1. Find Wi-Fi Password using Control Panel
Step-1: First you have to open the Network and Sharing Network, there are two methods to open it
- Right-click on the wireless icon in the system tray and then click on the Open Network and Sharing Center option.
- Alternatively, you can also type ncpa.cpl in Start menu search box or Run command box and then press the Enter button to open Network and Sharing Center.
Step-2: Once the Network and Sharing Network is open now you have to click on the Change adapter settings option which is available on the left pane of the window.
Step-3: After that double click on the Wi-Fi icon to open the Wi-Fi Status dialog.
Step-4: Now in the Wi-Fi Status dialog you have to click on the Wireless Properties button which is right next to Details button. This will open the This will open Wireless Network Properties dialog.
Step-5: In the Wireless Network Properties dialog you have to click on the Security tab and here you have to click on the checkbox which is right under the option Network Security Key.
Once you click on the checkbox the security key will be visible to you but you cannot change the password using this method.
2. Find Wi-Fi Password using Comand Prompt
Step-1: Click on the start menu, then in the taskbar search box type CMD and then press the Enter button.
Step-2: Now select the Command Prompt option which is available in the list shown by the taskbar search box. You don’t need to open Command Prompt as administrator.
Step-3: Once the Command Prompt is open here you have to type the following command
netsh wlan show profiles
Now click the enter button to execute the command. The above command shows all the saved wireless network profiles on your computer.
Step-4: Now to view the Wi-Fi password you need to type the following command
netsh wlan show profiles WiFiprofilename key=clear
Now click on the enter button to execute the above command and you can replace the WiFiprofilename with the actual profile name of the Wi-Fi network.
For eg- if your Wi-Fi network name is Office then you need to enter the following command
netsh wlan show profiles Office key=clear
Now you can see the password which is right next to the Key Content option.
This is all for this article I hope these steps help you a lot to find saved Wi-Fi passwords on your Windows 10 without any difficulty. If you liked the article then please share it on social media and with your friends. And if you want to ask any question or you want to suggest any update regarding this article then you are welcome to comment below in the commentcomments and feedback are always valuable for us.