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How to View Saved WiFi Password in Windows

To see the WiFi password on your Windows PC, you need to ensure that you are connected to the WiFi network or have recently connected with the WiFi network. Provided that this is true, then, go to bottom right corner of your window PC right-click on the WiFi symbol in the framework plate and pick Open Network and Sharing Center.

Go to the status on the lift hand menu, on the change your network setting you will see network and sharing center. This will take you to the control panel.

Locate the icon for Wi-Fi, right-click on it and select Status. This will raise the WiFi Status dialog where you can see some fundamental data about your wireless network connection.

Click on the Wireless Properties button and afterward click on the Security tab.

Here you will see a text field called Network security key, go ahead and check the Show characters box.

In window 7 you’ll currently have the option to see the WiFi security secret word.

Simply click on the Security tab and check the Show characters box again to see the secret key.

But Windows 8 and 10, you need to open a command prompt by going to Start and typing in CMD.

When the command prompt opens, type in the type the following command: netsh wlan show profiles

Then type netsh wlan show profile name=profilename key=clear go ahead to replace profile name with the actual name of the WiFi network listed from the previous command. As per my example, in this example we are using the WiFi network named Newton.

if the wifi name has space, make sure you use quotation marks e.g “TECNO SPARK 2” profile key when you run the second command, you’ll get a great deal of output, however, you are just interested in discovering the line that begins with Key Content. Toward the right will be the WiFi password. Go ahead and comment. Enjoy!

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