November 27, 2022
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How To Find WiFi Password In Windows 7, 8 & 10

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There are many occasions when you want to know or find out WiFi passwords in Windows 7, 8 & 10. You might want to know password of network you are currently connected to or you have connected in the past.

So today we will show you the easiest way to find WiFi passwords. We will use two methods. First method will be used to see the password of connected network and other method will be used to see the passwords of networks you were previously connected to. You should have administrator access to the computer.

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Table of Contents

Method 1-

To View The Password Of Connected Network-

To view the password just follow steps given below-

Step 1. Open Run (Press Windows Button+R) and type ncpa.cpl and press Enter.

How To Find WiFi Password In Windows 7, 8 & 10

Step 2. After that you will see a window of Network Control Panel in which your all Network Connections will show. Just right click on Wireless Connection → Status.

How To Find WiFi Password In Windows 7, 8 & 10

Step 3. Click on Wireless Properties.

How To Find WiFi Password In Windows 7, 8 & 10

Step 4. Click on Security.

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Step 5. Just check the option Show characters to make the password visible.

view WiFi password in Windows

Method 2-

To View The Passwords Of Previously Connected Networks-

To view the passwords of previously connected networks just follow steps given below-

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Step 1. Open Command Prompt (CMD) as Administrator. (For this step search ‘cmd‘ in start menu and then right click on the cmd and select “Run as administrator”

view WiFi password in Windows

Step 2. Type the following command and hit Enter and you will see a list of WLAN profiles stored in computer.

Command NETSH WLAN SHOW PROFILE

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Here @[email protected] is my WLAN profile name in following image.

How To Find WiFi Password In Windows 7, 8 & 10

Step 3. Type the following command and replace “WIFI” with the network name.

Command NETSH WLAN SHOW PROFILE WIFI KEY=CLEAR

How To Find WiFi Password In Windows 7, 8 & 10

Password for Profile @[email protected] → 098765432 as shown in above image.

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