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Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 laptop can be easily retrieved by looking at the Wi-Fi profiles setting. Wi-Fi password is an alphanumeric key or special characters used to connect into a secured wireless network. It is usually stored in your laptop along with the SSID or Wireless Network Name.

To find the Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 laptop, Go to Windows Search bar then type Wi-Fi Settings and press enter. Under related settings, Click on Network and Sharing Centre. Select the Wi-Fi name from active network connection, click Wireless Properties > Security > Show Characters.

Unmask Wi-Fi password using control panel settings

Step 1. Go to Windows Search Bar and type control.exe /nameMicrosoft.NetworkandSharingCenter and hit enter.

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​Step 2. In the Network and Sharing Center window, Click the Wi-Fi name in which the laptop is connected. As shown below.

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​Step 3. The Wi-Fi Status window will pop up, Click Wireless Properties

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​Step 4. In the Wireless Network Properties window, Click Security Tab

​Step 5. Tick the Show Characters box to reveal the network pass key. Wi-Fi key

Show all saved Wi-Fi password using command prompt

To find all saved Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 10, you need to run command prompt tool in administrator mode.

Follow this guide to see the Wi-Fi passwords.

  • Search CMD from search box and run as administrator or simply press windows key + X + C
  • In the command prompt window, type netsh wlan show profiles and press enter. It will show you the list of all wireless access points saved on your PC.
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  • Then run this command, netsh wlan show profile name=WifiConnectionName key=clear, where WifiConnectionName is your selected WiFi connection profile. For example, in this figure below I used ETHAN Wi-Fi profile. It will show you all the information in this Wi-Fi profile including the security key or password.
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  • Scroll down to security settings to get the Wi-Fi key or password.

You can repeat the instructions above to see all other Wi-Fi security keys or passwords.

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