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Wi-Fi Password are being stored on your laptop each time you connect to a new Wi-Fi hotspot. What if you want to connect to an access point and don’t know what the existing password is? All you need to do, get a laptop that is currently connected to it and find a Wi-Fi password in it.

In this post, I’ll show you how to find the stored Wi-Fi password from Windows 10 device

Find active Wi-Fi password in 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 in command prompt

To find all saved Wi-Fi passwords in your PC, 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 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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