How to find WiFi password in Windows 10

In the guide here, we are sharing with you all How to find WiFi password in Windows 10. Using Command Prompt or Using Control Panel on Windows. 

Passwords are something, most of us are mostly careless with. With so many accounts, the passwords just heap up and we tend to forget some at times. One such password, which generally is very complicated for security reasons is your WiFi Password.

Now you can clearly imagine what an apocalypse it would be to lose your WiFi password. If your device connects automatically to the WiFi then it’s better for the time being, however, for a long term and if your device doesn’t automatically connect to the wiFi, here’s how you can find WiFi Password in Windows 10 –

How to find a WiFi password in Windows 10?

Given below are two easy methods using which you can find WiFi Password in Windows 10.

Method 1. Find WiFi Password via Command Prompt

  • On your Windows, search for cmd.
  • Click on it and choose the option – Run as Administrator. 
  • The command prompt window will now appear.
  • In the command prompt, type –
netsh wlan show profiles
  • This command will show you the name of the WiFi available.
  • Now enter the below command and make sure to place the WiFi name received from the first command –
netsh wlan show profile name=”WiFi Profile Name” key=clear
  • That’s it. Once you put the WiFi name, in the above command, you will get be shown the Wifi Password in the Key Content field.

That’s how easy the first method was. However, if you are not comfortable with the command prompt, you can always use the below method.

Method 2. Find WiFi Password using Control Panel

  • In the Windows Search, Enter Control Panel. 
  • Click on the results and open Control Panel. 
  • In the Control Panel, under Network and Internet section, choose – View network status option.
  • From the left pane, click on Change adapter settings.
  • Now Double click on the Wi-Fi network to open Properties.
  • Now head to the Security tab and then check the Show characters box.
  • The Password I.e. the Network security key will be shown in plain text.

I Hope you could easily find WiFi password using the above guide.

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