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 the password of the WiFi network you connected to with your computer?

Or did you just forget?

This tutorial will show you step by step how to find and retrieve a Wi-Fi password on a Windows 7, 8 and 10 PC.

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.

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

And now:

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

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

2. How to 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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