How to Find Wi-Fi Password on Windows 10?

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In this absolutely easy guide, you can learn how to find Wi-Fi password on Windows 10 computer. Here I have explained two different methods for this task, one is from Windows Network & Internet settings, and another is using the Command Prompt.

From Network & Internet settings you can only see the Wi-Fi password which is currently connected with the computer. But, if you need to find the password of any Wi-Fi network saved on the computer then you have to use the method of finding the Wi-Fi password using Command Prompt.

Find Wi-Fi Password on Windows 10 from Network and Sharing Center

From the Network and Sharing Center under Network and Internet settings, you can find the Wi-Fi password of the Wi-Fi that is currently connected with the computer.

This method also works on Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers beside Windows 10 computers. Lets see the step-by-step process.

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  1. Open Settings of the Windows 10 computer. You can find the Settings under the Windows start menu.
Windows Settings Button from Start menu
  1. Click on the Network & Internet option on the Windows Settings windows.
Network & Internet Settings on Windows 10
  1. On the Network & Internet window, you need to select the Network & Sharing Center under the Status menu.
Network & Sharing Center option on Windows Network & Internet settings
  1. On Network & Sharing Center click on the network name under Connections.
Active Wi-Fi Network Connection on Network & Sharing Center
  1. On the Wi-Fi status window click on the Wireless Properties button.
  2. No on the Wireless Network Properties select the Security tab and check the Show characters box.
    Now you can see the Wi-Fi password on the Network security key.
Wireless Properties option on Windows 10
How to Find Wi-Fi Password on Windows 10

SEE ALSO: How to delete a Wi-Fi network on Windows 10?

Find Wi-Fi Password on Windows 10 from CMD(Command Prompt)

Using Command Prompt(CMD) you can find the password of the Wi-Fi networks which are saved on the computer. For this, you need to open Command Prompt with the Administrator privilege. Let’s see the step-by-step guide…

  1. On Windows menu search for Command Prompt, right-click on the Command Prompt icon and select Run as administrator.
Run Command Prompt as Administrator
  1. On the Command Prompt window type the following command and press the Enter button on the keyboard. Remember to replace the ‘Hotspot‘ with your Wi-Fi network name.
netsh wlan show profile Hotspot key=clear
Find Wi-Fi Password on Windows 10 from CMD
  1. Under the Security settings on the Wi-Fi network properties, you can see the Wi-Fi password on the label Key Content.
Wi-Fi password on Command prompt

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