How to find WiFi Password on Windows 10
Forgetting WiFi password is a common scenario among Windows Users. It might occur when you are using a password since a very long time and never had the need to enter the password again. Resetting the router to get the password again is not always an advisable option, provided there are a couple of easy ways using which you can get the password of your WiFi connection, however, this works only if you have connected to that particular WiFi network using your Windows Machine.
In this post, I am going to share a couple of ways which will help you to get the WiFi connection password. Read below
Retrieve WiFi password in Windows 10
Using Control Panel
This is the most commonly used way of making changes to your WiFi connection or retrieving the password. Simply navigate to Control Panel and click on Network & Sharing Center.
On the new Window which opens, spot your WiFi connection and double click on it. You will see a new dialogue box opening up. Click on Wireless properties and then go to the security tab.
Tick the check box below Network Security Key, which reads Show characters and you will have the WiFi password in front of you.
Using Command Prompt
The second way of retrieving the password is a little tricky and I see no way you will be preferring this one over the first, however, for knowledge, I am going to share this option as well.
Simply open command prompt from start menu and type in the following command
netsh wlan show profile name=YOURWIFINAME key=clear
Do not forget to replace your connection name with YOURWIFINAME in the code above.
The circled text on the screenshot above will show you the WiFi password.
I hope this post was useful. Let me know if you’ve any queries and I will try my best to answer them for you.