How to find your wifi password in Windows 7, 8.1 and 10

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.


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 Microsoft Windows PC.

And now:

How to find your wifi password in Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 using CMD

1. Open Windows Command Prompt as administrator (admin).

Three ways to open the Windows Command Prompt as administrator:

2. When a User Account Control window appears, you click on the Yes button.

3. Type (or copy and paste) the following command:

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

Note: You will need to replace MyNetworkName with the name of your wireless network.

4. Press the [Enter] key on your keyboard.

The password of the WiFi network will appear at Key Content.

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

How to find your wifi password in Windows 7, 8.1 and 10

1. Open Network and Sharing Center.

Two ways to 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. Under Network security key, you check the Show characters option.

Show Network Security Key in Windows

Windows will now show you the password.