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People often do not pay attention while connecting to their Wi-Fi network once they have connected because your computer or the device automatically fetches the ID and password that you have saved. Therefore, they tend to forget the password over time. You forget your Windows 10 Wi-Fi password because it does not matter you once you are connected to your network. If you are also one of them who does not remember Wi-Fi password, you may also need to get it if your connection starts acting up and you need to forget it and reconnect the network again from scratch.


Sometimes, you may need to share the password with your friend. To keep your password with you, you need either to remember it or write it down somewhere. But if you don’t have saved it anywhere or need a more elegant solution, Windows offers you that. Windows 10 (and previous versions of Windows also) allows you to view saved WiFi passwords. So, let’s see how to do it:

For Knowing the Password of Existing Wi-Fi Network

To know the password of the Windows 10 Wi-Fi network you are currently connected in Windows 10, follow the instructions given below:

  1. Right click on the Start menu button and select the option “Network Connections“from the list.
  2. Right click on “Wireless Network Connection” in the Network Connections page, and then click “Status” there.
  3. Then, access the option “Wireless Properties”. In the Wireless Properties dialog box, click on the “Security” tab and put a check mark in the box in front of the option “Show characters” to know your Wi-Fi network’s password.

To Know the Password of Previously Connected Wi-Fi Networks

If Windows 10 users want to know the password of their previous Wi-Fi networks they connected to, follow the steps given below:

  1. Right click on the Start menu button and access “Command Prompt (Admin)”.
  2. To get a list of all the WiFi networks you have ever connected to, write the command “netsh wlan show profiles” (without the quotes) in Command Prompt, and press Enter.
  3. Then to get details of the WiFi network, type the command “netsh wlan show profile name=NetworkName key=clear” and press Enter. Remember to replace Network Name with the name of the Wi-Fi network, whose password you want to spot.
  4. After you have entered the command, you will able to find the Windows 10 Wi-Fi network’s password in “Key content“.


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