Have you forgotten the WiFi password or your friend connected WiFi on your Laptop/PC without telling you the password? There may be ton of reasons to view saved WiFi passwords windows 10. Often when we connect WiFi, we do not take headache to remember the password since it is saved and will auto connect next time. Therefore, we forget the password.

We need password when our friends ask about the WiFi password or we want to connect the WiFi on other device. In that case, password is very important. So, we struggle to find password by using different ways. There are number of ways to know the password of network, you currently connect to or those networks you have connected in the past. In today’s article, I will show you to view saved WiFi passwords windows 10. So, make sure to read the full article.

View Saved WiFi Passwords Windows 10

 
Now, we will actually jump into our main topic of view saved WiFi passwords windows 10. We will discuss 3 methods to know password. First, let’s take a look on the methods we will talk about:
  1. Via Windows PowerShell
  2. Via Command Prompt
  3. Via Network Settings

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1) Via Windows PowerShell

 
In this first method, we will use windows 10 powershell to know the saved WiFi passwords. It is important to know you that this is the easiest method and you don’t need to know about the other methods given below since your problem will be solved by using this method. However, you can at least read them to increase your knowledge.
Follow the given steps to use this method:
     1) Type PowerShell in the windows search and run as administrator
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     2) When powershell will appear, copy the code  given below, paste in the powershell and press enter key from your keyboard:

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

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     3) It may take 2 to 5 seconds and it will show all the networks and their respective passwords you have connected till now.
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     4) That’s it, you have viewed all the networks and their passwords.

2) Via Command prompt

 
I thing your problem has solved if not then, read this method as well. In this, we will use command prompt i.e, cmd to view the saved WiFi passwords windows 10. Most of the people do not like command prompt since they can not remember commands and write them. I also do not use it but this method is very simple and we have to enter only two commands.
To view the password using command prompt, follow the steps given below:
     1) Type cmd in the windows search and it.
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     2) Now, type the following command in cmd and press enter key:
netsh wlan show profile
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     3)  It will show all the networks you have connected till now but it will not show passwords. we will display them manually.
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     4) Now, copy the name of the network, you want to know the password.
     5) Write the following command in cmd:
netsh wlan show profile name= User_Profile key=clear
     6) After writing this command on cmd, replace the user_profile with the name of the network you copied (whose password you want to know) and press enter.
 
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     7) It will show all the details of the network including password. See the below snapshot to know that where your password is:
 
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     8) That is all. We have used command prompt to view saved password.


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3) Via Network Settings

 
We have already discussed two methods to view saved WiFi passwords windows 10 and now we will talk about the third one and last as well. In this method, we will not write any of code to view password rather we will find by some clicks. This is also and easy method for those who don’t want to remember the commands of cmd and powershell.
 
To find the password via network settings, the entire procedure is given below:
     1) Right click on Start button and click on Network Connections
 
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     2) Scroll down and select Network and Sharing Centre
 
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     3) A window will open. Now, click on your WiFi, you have currently connected
 
How to View Saved WiFi Passwords Windows 10 - Tech Spying
     4) WiFi status will appear, click on Wireless Properties
 
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     5) Again a new dialog box will open, click on Security.
 
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     6) The last step is, Tick mark on Show characters and the password will be displayed.
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Which Method is Best?

 
I hope you enjoyed the article and you have enhanced your knowledge about view saved WiFi passwords windows 10. There are many other methods as well to perform this task but these three methods are the easiest and memorable as well. However, you can choose one of the above method to solve your problem.
PowerShell is the easiest method to find passwords of all the networks at once but you have to enter a long command  to do it. Some users will not use this method because of this long command since it is difficult to remember. If we come to the cmd, this method is also very easy but again the problem is we can not remember commands however the commands are very easy and short.

The last option is to use Network settings.Since we do not need to enter any command in this method that is why most of the users will prefer this method to view saved passwords. I will prefer this method as well since it easy and we easy remember icons instead of long commands. It is GUI that’s why we can remember it easily.

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Conclusion

 
Now comes to the conclusion of this topic. After reading this article, I hope you will not read any other article since your problem will be solved by using these methods. I have discussed in detail with screenshots so that you better understand what I am trying to understand you. That was all for today’s topic. Meanwhile you can read my other tech related articles.

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