How to see saved WiFi passwords in Windows 10

I bet everyone has forgotten the WiFi password, right? However, forgetting the wifi password is not a big deal. Because you can review the passwords of the wifi that you have connected to on Windows 10. And see how, continue reading this article.

How to find saved Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 10

View Wi-Fi Passwords in Windows 10

In this article, I will show you two ways to see the connected WiFi Password in Windows 10. The first way is to use it. Network Settingss in Windows 10, while the second way will use the cmd command.

Both methods work for home Wi-Fi, public Wi-Fi, and mobile hotspots. So, you do not need to learn anything more, but go straight to the first way.

View Wi-Fi passwords using Network Settings

Use Network Settings to see the Wi-Fi password you are connecting to.

Step 1: Search for ‘control panel’ in the Windows Search bar. Open Control Panel and click ‘Network and Sharing Center’.

View Wi-Fi passwords using Network Settings

Note: If you cannot find ‘Network and Sharing Center‘, probably because you are using view ‘Category’‘ in Control Panel. Change it to “Small icons“using the menu”View by’” in the top right corner or go to “Network and Internet -> View network status and tasks“in view Category.

Step 2: Now click ‘Change adapter settings‘ in the left sidebar.

Change adapter settings

Step 3: Next, double-click Wi-Fi to open the window Wi-Fi Status.

Wi-Fi Status

Step 4: From the Wi-Fi Status window, click the ‘Wireless Properties‘. On the next window, go to the ‘ tabSecurity‘.
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Step 5: Finally, click ‘Show Characters‘ to see the Wi-Fi password (i.e. Network security key) for the wifi network you’re connected to.
Show Characters see wifi connected password

View Wifi Password Connected by CMD

Using Command Prompt, you can not only view the passwords of the connected Wi-Fi, but you can also view the passwords of all the saved networks on your Windows 10.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt in Admin mode on Windows 10 by searching for ‘cmd’ in the Search bar and clicking ‘Run as administrator’.

View connected Wifi password using CMD

Step 2: Import netsh wlan show profile and press Enter. This command will display a list of all networks whose passwords are stored on your PC.

netsh wlan show profile

Step 3: Now select the Wi-Fi network whose password you want to see. Then, type the following command and press Enter: netsh wlan show profile name = "xyz" key = clear. You can view the saved passwords in “Key Content”. Replace “xyz” with the Wi-Fi name with the password you want to see.

find wifi password in windows 10

If you don’t like manually entering your wifi password, you can learn how to connect to wifi using a QR code here. But do not abuse QR codes too much, because QR codes have countless potential security risks.

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