How to find your wifi password on a windows 10 pc

Wi-Fi is used extensively to connect lớn multiple networks at different times & places. Be it a coffee shop, a không tính tiền Wi-Fi hotspot, office wireless network or a trang chính network, Wi-Fi is used everywhere. Windows 10 & Windows 11 have sầu the capability lớn rethành viên the settings of multiple Wi-Fi networks, including their network security keys.With the passage of time, it becomes difficult to lớn rethành viên or even save sầu passwords for all the Wi-Fi networks you have connected khổng lồ and saved in the past. Rather than trying khổng lồ hunt down passwords from sysadmins, technicians or using other ways, if you forgot the Wi-Fi password, Windows gives multiple options to see the saved Wi-Fi passwords.

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View WiFi password in Windows 10/Windows 11

View active sầu WiFi password from Wireless Properties

Windows 10/11 provides a simple way to see the password for your current Wifi connection. Just follow the steps below to lớn see your current WiFi password:Go to lớn Control Panel –> Network và Internet –> Network và Sharing Center. (Windows key + R –> ncpage authority.cpl)Click on the active Wifi connection.Cliông chồng on Wireless Properties to lớn open Wifi network properties.Go khổng lồ the Security tab and select Show characters khổng lồ reveal your current Wifi password.
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netsh wlan show profiles
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netsh wlan show protệp tin show password key
If you only want lớn see the password omitting all other details, you can run the following comm& instead:
netsh wlan show profile name=Sanixmi key=clear | find /I "Key Content"You can check all the WiFi passwords saved on your computer using the same command. Just replace the profile name with a different one.

See Wifi password for a specific network

If you want to find Wifi password of a specific network only, follow the instructions below:xuất hiện Command Prompt in administrative sầu mode
Run the following command:netsh wlan show profilesThis comm& will menu all the saved Wifi profiles on the computer. Copy the network protệp tin you want the password for.Run the following command:netsh wlan show protệp tin name=”network-profile-name” key=clearReplace network-profile-name with your copied network name.This will show the Wifi password in clear text.

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Get a danh sách of saved WiFi passwords using PowerShell

The same commands listed above also work in PowerShell. But if you want khổng lồ list all the passwords in a nice table in PowerShell, you can run the following command.mở cửa PowerShell as an administrator and run the following command:(netsh wlan show profiles) | Select-String ":(.+)$" | %$name=$_.Matches.Groups<1>.Value.Trim(); $_ | %(netsh wlan show protệp tin name="$name" key=clear) | Select-String "Key ContentW+:(.+)$" | %$pass=$_.Matches.Groups<1>.Value.Trim(); $_ | %
PROFILE_NAME=$name;PASSWORD=$pass | Format-Table -AutoSize You can also download the following PowerShell script và run it on any computer to lớn get a menu of saved Wifi passwords.
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WirelessKeyViewPlease note that Windows Defender detects WirelessKeyView as malware but it is pretty safe. You will need lớn whitelist the executable before it can be run on your computer.
Please note that if you are using Windows Server 2003 or Windows XPhường, the actual Wifi password will not be shown but it will be shown in HEX form. The same HEX password can be used lớn activate Wifi on any other device.

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Usman Khurshid is a seasoned IT Pro with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He has experience in everything from IT tư vấn, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, và cloud computing. He is also certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS và MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing & Switching.

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