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How to quickly find Wi-Fi password on Windows 10

Can't remember your Wi-Fi password? Here are two easy ways to find it on Windows 10.

Find Wi-Fi password on Windows 10

On Windows 10, you can find your Wi-Fi password for the access point you are currently connected to or saved networks, which can come in handy, for instance, if you are trying to help someone with a laptop to join the same wireless network or want to remember it for future reference.

While the Settings app does not offer a way to view this information, you can use Control Panel to find the Wi-Fi password of the current connection and Command Prompt (or PowerShell) to view the current and saved network passwords you connected in the past. (You can also watch this video tutorial with the instructions to complete this task.)

In this guide, you will learn the steps to quickly find a Wi-Fi password on Windows 10 using Control Panel and Command Prompt.

Find Wi-Fi password on Windows 10 with Control Panel

To view the current Wi-Fi password on your Windows 10 laptop or desktop:

  1. Open Control Panel on Windows 10.

  2. Click on Network and Internet.

  3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.

  4. Click the Change adapter settings option from the left pane.

    Change adapter settings
    Change adapter settings
  5. Double-click the wireless adapter.

    Control Panel wireless adapter selected
    Control Panel wireless adapter
  6. Click the Wireless Properties button.

    Windows properties button
    Windows properties
  7. Click the “Security” tab

  8. In the “Network security key” field, check the Show characters option to view the Wi-Fi password on Windows 10.

    Control Panel Wi-Fi password revealed
    Control Panel Wi-Fi password revealed

Find Wi-Fi password on Windows 10 with Command Prompt

Using Control Panel, you can only view the Wi-Fi password for the network you’re currently connected to. If you want to see your current password or saved Wi-Fi networks stored on Windows 10, you’ll need to use Command Prompt. These steps will also work on PowerShell.

To see the Wi-Fi passwords from saved networks on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the result, and select the Run as an Administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to view a list of the Wi-Fi networks your computer connected at one point in time and press Enter:

    netsh wlan show profiles
  4. Type the following command to determine the Wi-Fi password for a particular network and press Enter:

    netsh wlan show profile name="WiFi-Profile" key=clear
    netsh show wireless password command
    netsh show wireless password command

    The password will the displayed in the Key Content field under “Security settings.”

    Remember to change WiFi-Profile for the name of your current or saved network you want to see the password in the command.

The steps to find the Wi-Fi password can always come in handy not only to help others to connect to the same network but when you need to reconnect after resetting your network connections.