3 Ways to Find Saved Wi-Fi Passwords on Windows 10

August 2nd, 2018 by Admin Leave a reply »

How can I see the Wi-Fi passwords of a previously connected wireless connection? Is there a way to look up the saved Wi-Fi password on my computer so I can connect my phone to the same network? In this tutorial we’ll show you 3 simple ways to find all your saved Wi-Fi passwords on Windows 10 computer.

Method 1: Find Wi-Fi Password of Your Current Network Connection

  1. Press the Windows key + R to bring up the Run box. Type ncpa.cpl and press Enter to open up the Network Connections window.

  2. Right-click on your wireless network adapter, and select Status from the drop-down menu.

  3. Click the Wireless Properties button.

  4. Go to the Security tab. Click the Show characters check box, and the saved Wi-Fi password will be revealed.

Method 2: Find All Saved Wi-Fi Passwords Using Command Line

  1. Right click on Start button (Windows Logo) and then select Windows PowerShell.

  2. Copy and paste the following command in the PowerShell console and hit Enter.

    (netsh wlan show profiles) | Select-String “\:(.+)$” | %{$name=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{(netsh wlan show profile name=”$name” key=clear)} | Select-String “Key Content\W+\:(.+)$” | %{$pass=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{[PSCustomObject]@{ PROFILE_NAME=$name;PASSWORD=$pass }} | Format-Table -AutoSize

  3. You’ll get a list of Wi-Fi passwords to all wireless networks you’ve accessed before.

Method 3: Find All Saved Wi-Fi Passwords Using Third-Party Software

If you have a Windows PC that’s currently connected to the Wi-Fi network or previously connected to it, you can look up all the saved Wi-Fi passwords using the software – WirelessKeyView.

WirelessKeyView is a free portable tool created by NirSoft that can be used to recover all wireless network security keys/passwords (WEP/WPA) stored in Windows 10 / 8 / 7. Once you open up the program, it will show you the details of all Wi-Fi networks configured on your PC.

As you can see from the above screenshot, the Wi-Fi passwords are shown under the “Key (Ascii)” column. You can export your wireless passwords into a file for safe keeping.