How to view the Wifi password on a Windows 10 computer

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The most recent versions of Windows have also proven their position in the field of wireless networking, along with their extraordinary features and improvements in almost all software and applications. This is an appreciable recognition over its previous versions. We all prefer wireless network access which gives us a faster browsing experience no matter where you are in the world. This is in contrast to previous wired and broadband connections, where you will need to be tied to the corresponding network location. While these are all very useful, there are some features that we sometimes overlook. It is easy to connect to a known site by entering the password once and for all and then choosing the Connect Automatically button. But the problem with the installation is that there are more chances of you completely forgetting the password.

The system automatically connects to the network because once you choose the option to do so, it creates a user profile in one location and stores your password along with it. Retrieve the information for that location whenever you request to connect to that network. This allows you not to re-type the password every time.

Here, we provide you with the steps on how to recover passwords you have chosen to automatically store and connect. But this requires that you are connected to the corresponding network. Follow the guidelines below.

View the Wi-Fi password stored in Windows 10

Step 1:

Open the Settings application from the Start menu that appears at the bottom left of the desktop.

Step 2:

Now click Network and internet .

Step 3:

Now make sure Condition is selected from the menu on the left. Now scroll down and click Network and sharing center.

Step 4:

Several connections are currently displayed on your system. Click the Wireless currently connected icon.

Step 5:

A new window will appear, click on the option called Wireless properties as shown in the image below.

Step 6:

From the two options Connection and Security at the top, choose the option called Security. Get information about the connected network. Click on Displays the characters box to get the current password.

Try this and remember your passwords!

How to view the Wi-Fi password via command prompt

  • Open Command Prompt as an administrator by searching for command prompt in the taskbar search box, then right-clicking the icon and then clicking Run as administrator.
  • In the window that opens, type the first command:
  • netsh wlan show profile name = “Profile Name” key = delete

Replace “profile name” with the name of the Wi-Fi network.

note: quotation marks are optional.

  • In the displayed output, under Security Settings, "Key Content" will have the Costa degli Etruschi is the password for the given Wi-Fi network.

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