How to find saved Wi-Fi passwords on Windows 10

So you may have connected to several wireless networks with your Windows 10 machine and some time later you want to know what the password is for one of these networks. So there are two different scenario’s here.
1. find the password of the wireless network you are connected to at the moment
2. find the password of a wireless network you sometime in the past were connected to.

 

So for scenario 1 follow these steps:

– Click on the Windows start icon or press the Windows key on your keyboard.
– Type “network and sharing center” and click on the icon to open it.
– Then click “change adapter settings”
– Then double-click on the Wi-Fi network adapter and click on “Wireless properties”
– Then click on the Security tab and you should see a check box “show characters.” Check this box to reveal your password. (Note: Windows 10 refers to this as a network security key instead of a password.)

And for scenario 2 follow these steps:

– Click on the Windows start icon or press the Windows key on your keyboard.
– Type “cmd” and press enter. Then a Command prompt window should open.
– Now type the following command to list all the wireless networks you made contact with; netsh wlan show profile
– Then type the following command to see the password; netsh wlan show profile “NETWORK NAME” key=clear (where NETWORK NAME should be replaced with some network from your list)



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