How to Find Your WiFi Password in Windows 7, 8.1 & 10

Find Your WiFi Password in Windows 7, 8.1 & 10

Don't know or just forgot the password of the WiFi network you connected to with your computer?

Looking for a way to find your password?

Then you are on the right place because here...

...I will show you how to retrieve your password on a Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 PC in 2 easy and quick ways.

But first:

You've connected your PC to a wifi network some time ago (maybe a long time ago) and now you want to connect another device, like a laptop, tablet or a smartphone to the same wireless network.

But:

You forgot the password.

This also happened to me once and it probably happens to other people also. So it doesn't happen only to you.

Luckily there's an easy and quick way to look up your password and I will show you how to do this on a Windows PC.

And now:

1. Find Your WiFi Password in Windows 7, 8.1 & 10 Using CMD

1 Open the Windows command prompt as administrator (admin).

A few ways to open the Windows command prompt in administrator mode:

  1. Windows 10: right-click on the Start menu button and choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Older Windows: Click on the Start menu button, enter cmd in the search box and then hit the CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER keys of your keyboard.
  3. Older Windows: Click on the Start menu button, enter cmd in the search box, and when Command Prompt appears, right-click on it and choose Run as administrator.
Windows Command Prompt as Administrator

2 Enter the following command, but replace "MyNetworkName" with the name of the wireless network:

netsh wlan show profile name=MyNetworkName key=clear | findstr Key

3 Hit Enter (keyboard) and the password will appear at "Key Content".

Find Wi-Fi Password of your Current Network with Windows Command Prompt

If the password doesn't show up, then you've probably didn't opened the Windows command prompt as administrator.

If you want to see more information about the wifi network, then use the following command: netsh wlan show profile name=MyNetworkName key=clear

Find Information about WiFi Network with Windows Command Prompt

2. Find Your WiFi Password in Windows 7, 8.1 & 10

1 Open "Network and Sharing Center".

To open "Network and Sharing Center", right-click on the wireless network icon located in the taskbar and then click on "Open Network and Sharing Center".

Open Network and Sharing Center in Windows

2 Click on the name of the current Wi-Fi connection.

Open Wi-Fi Connection Properties

3 Click on "Wireless Properties".

4 Open the "Security" tab.

5 Check "Show characters" located under "Network security key" and Windows will show you the password.

Show Network Security Key in Windows

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