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How to Find Your WiFi Password on a Windows 7, 8.1, 10, 11 PC


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It can be difficult to remember the passwords of all Wi-Fi networks you have connected to and disconnected from in the past. Your own modem password may be the password of a cafe, school, library or home networks of friends and relatives.

Method 1: Use Settings to View Windows Wi-Fi Password

  1. In Windows 10    , select the Start button, then  Settings   >  Network and Internet   >  Status   >  Network and Sharing Center .
  2.  Search for Network in Windows 8.1 or 7,  and then select Network and Sharing Center from the list of results  .
  3. In the Network and Sharing Center, next to Connections , select the name of your Wi-Fi network.
  4. In the Wi-Fi Status,  select Wireless Properties .
  5.  Select the  Security tab in Wireless Network Properties , then   check the Show characters checkbox.
    Your Wi-Fi network password is displayed in the Network security key box.

how to find your wifi password on a windows 7, 8.1, 10, 11 pc

Method 2: 2 Steps to View Saved Wi-Fi Password with Command Prompt

Step 1.  Open Command Prompt with administrative access (this is important) and type the following command:

netsh wlan show profiles

** To open the command prompt as an administrator; Type command prompt in the Windows search section, right-click the command prompt that appears and open as administrator .

As you can see below, all Wi-Fi networks you have connected to in the past are displayed with their SSID names.

how to find your wifi password on a windows 7, 8.1, 10, 11 pc

Step 2.  Next, type this command in the same Command Prompt window:

netsh wlan show profile name="Profile-Name" key=clear

The profile name must be the full SSID name of the Wi-Fi network whose password you want to learn and be written without quotes. See screenshot below to understand the correct format.

how to find your wifi password on a windows 7, 8.1, 10, 11 pc

If you just want to view the password (Key Content) and not unnecessary details, change the command slightly:

netsh wlan show profile "Profile Name" key=clear | findstr Key

I used Windows 10 to demonstrate the process, it also works on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 11.

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