An Easy Guide To Find Saved Wifi Password In Windows 10

So you wanna find the saved wifi password in your Windows 10 computer which you recently forgot?

You might wanna keep your wifi a bit more secure so you simply put a lengthy password to it.

And later you might eventually end up having a hard time finding it.

It’s not your mistake, to be honest.

Because you always have it saved on your computer or on your smartphone and you eventually don’t need to remember it anyway.

So in this guide of ours we are gonna show you step by step on how you can find your saved wifi password in a matter of a few minutes…

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Windows 10 PC connected to the WiFi but no internet connection.

A Few Of The Easiest Ways To Find Your Saved Wifi Password

Suppose your wifi has too many users, like your disturbing neighbors using it all day.

Or either way, suppose you have your distant uncle come over at come and he asks you for the wifi password.

But you changed the wifi password months ago and since then you didn’t have any notice.

So what can you in scenarios like these?

Well, don’t worry because, in this guide of ours, we have bought you four different ways (mentioned below) which you can implement to easily find the saved wifi password in your Windows 10 computer.

So let’s dive right into them…

Use the control panel to find your saved Wifi Password (Easiest Way)

You can use the control panel to find your wifi saved password in your Windows 10 computer in a matter of a few minutes.

To do so…

Open up your start menu (click on that tiny Windows button on the bottom left).

And then you will see a small search box.

In the search box type in

ncpa.cpl

You will see a file appear under the description “Control panel item” and you left click on that.

Using the control panel to find saved WiFi password

After that, you will see a new tab open up.

Then you will see various Ethernet options and you clearly see one option which says “Wi-Fi” and it has your wifi connection’s name underneath it.

So you double-click on the Wi-Fi option. And it will open up a new tab under the name “Wi-Fi Status

Then you will see this option named as “wireless properties” and you click on that.

You will then see another tab open up.

Click on the wireless properties option

Up there you will see a small option named as “Security” on the top and you left click on that option.

After that, you simply tick the checkbox beside “Show characters”.

You will see your saved Wi-Fi Password

And you will see your saved wifi password appear…

Or Either Way, You Can Use This Software To Find Your Saved Wifi Password

There is wifi password restoration software known as “WirelessKeyView” developed by this company named “Nirsoft”.

Which will basically help you recover your saved wifi password in a matter of a few minutes.

After installing this software you may delete it or Either way, keep it in case you need it for future purposes.

To implement this method…

Firstly download the software. You can do it by clicking on this link here.

It will probably come in a zip file. So you can unzip it by using this software known as Winrar.

After you unzip it. Go into the folder and you will see this file named as “WirelessKeyView”, the one with a file type as “Application”.

Right click on that file and click on “Run as administrator”.

Then it will open the application.

And then you will see your wifi name under the table “Network Name (SSID)” and your saved wifi password under the table “Key (Ascii)”.

Example:

Your saved wifi password will appear under "Ascii"

Also, there is software which you can use to “hack a wifi password”. For more information about it, you can click on this link here.

A few images of the software:

A software to find WiFi password  WiFi password revealer

You can also try using the command prompt as well (Simple Method)

Another easy way to find your saved wifi password is to use the command prompt.

You may implement this method with the following steps…

Firstly go to start (click on that tiny windows icon on the bottom left).

And then type in “cmd” on the search box.

Then you will see a new application under the name “Command Prompt” with the description “Desktop app” appear. So you left click on that and you will open up a new tab.

Using the command prompt to find your saved WiFi password

Then you type the following command into the command prompt

netsh wlan show profiles

After that press enter on your keyboard. And then you will see all the wifi networks which you opted into before under the “User Profiles” section.

netsh wlan show profiles

Then you type the following code

netsh wlan show profiles “your wifi connection name”

And then press enter

So you simply put in the name of the name of your wifi connection in that section instead of “Your wifi connection name”.

For instance, the name of my wifi connection is “Qwert”. So I put in the following:

netsh wlan show profiles Qwert

After that, you press enter…

Check your WiFi connection profile by typing the following code

And then type this last command:

netsh wlan show profiles “Your wifi connection” key=clear

Type the following code to find your saved WiFi password in Windows 10

And then press enter…

After that, you will see your saved wifi password appear under “Security setting” on the “key Content” line.

You will find your saved WiFi password in the "key content" line

Reset Your Router To Find Your Saved Wifi Password

Well, resetting your router is another way to find your wifi password.

But, it’s a bit more time consuming than the other methods which we have mentioned above…

Either way, if you wanna try resetting your router, you may go through this path step-by-step.

Firstly, you unplug your Ethernet adapter from your router.

Then you check the back side of your router. You will either see a tiny hole or a button which you can press labeled as “reset”.

So you either press it if it’s a button or insert a small safety pin or anything that is pointy into the tiny hole (for like a minute or so)…

Then you will see all your lights in the router light up.

Then you will have to search for your log in details. Like a specific username and a password with a link to your manufacturer’s website which comes with the packaging.

You can either find the initial box which came with the packaging or either way, you might see it written on your router itself.

Then go to the IP address to a specific website. (It varies from router to router) mentioned in the packing.

You opt-in your login details. And successfully enter the website.

Then you go to the “Wireless” section inside the website where you can configure your new wifi password.

You can either set it a new name or a password.

Point to be noted: This method varies from routers to router. So you also might wanna give your service provider a phone call for additional help or you may simply drop down a comment below and I’ll surely give you a response.

Conclusion

Thank you so much for reading till the end.

These are four super easy ways to find your saved wifi password in Windows 10. Personally, I think the first method, the “control panel” method is the easiest to implement.

You might also wanna paste your saved wifi password in a notepad inside your Windows 10 PC.

In case if you need it again in the future…

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3 comments on “An Easy Guide To Find Saved Wifi Password In Windows 10

  1. Mark Heymann

    Hey, thank you so much for this amazing guide!
    My relatives came to visit us and I forgot the WiFi password
    But by the help of this guide, I could find it out 😀

    Reply

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