How To Find Your Wi-Fi Password In Windows 10

Introduction

 
Are you a college student or an employee of an office and want to know your current WiFi password and share it with your other devices but your college faculty or your manager does not tell you the password? Have you tried various techniques to know your current wifi password to use this wifi network connection with other devices? But, unfortunately, you have not been able to find the password. Don't worry, read this article, which gives you various tricks to find or view your school, college, or office wifi password.
 
It is a quality feature in the Windows family to find or view passwords for current or saved Wi-Fi passwords using the command prompt and the control panel. We can also use this feature in Windows 10 to search or view current or saved Wi-Fi passwords.
 
This tutorial will show you various ways on, how to find or view your Wi-Fi Password in Windows 10.
 

Method 1. Using Command Prompt (Administrator)

 
Have you tried to use your current Wi-Fi network connection in other devices but don't know its password? Don't worry, you have a way to search or view your current
WiFi password using a command prompt. The command prompt will give you the additional benefit of searching or viewing passwords for your current as well as saved WiFi profiles that you have connected in the past. Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
Open the Command Prompt (Run as Administrator).
 
Step 2
 
Type the following command in the command prompt and press the "Enter" key. (It will show a list of Wi-Fi networks connected to your computer by this time).
 
netsh wlan show profiles
 
command prompt
 
Step 3
 
Again, type the following command in the command prompt and then press the "Enter" key. {This will show you the profile information, connectivity, and security settings (including the WiFi password for the current network)}.
 
netsh wlan shows profile name="WiFi Profile Name" key=clear
 
command prompt
 
Note 
The password of your Wi-Fi profile that you are looking for will be displayed in the "Key Content" under "Security Content". Using this command, users can also view passwords for saved WiFi profiles.
 
command prompt
 

Method 2. Using Control Panel

 
If you are not comfortable with the command prompt (for whatever reason), you can choose another way to check or view the password of your current WiFi network connection through the control panel. Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
Open Control Panel.
 
Step 2
 
Click on the "View network status and tasks" option under the "Network and Internet" section.
 
control panel
 
Step 3
 
On the left side, click on the "Change adapter settings" option.
 
click on the "Change adapter settings"
 
Step 4
 
Now, double click on your Wi-Fi network connection.
 
double clink on it
 
Note 
Alternatively, you can click on your active network connection to open the "Wi-Fi Status".
 
alternate way
 
Step 5
 
"Wi-Fi Status" window will appear on the screen and then, click on the "Wireless Properties" button to continue.
 
Click on the "Wireless Properties" button
 
Step 6
 
Under the "Security" tab, check (select) the "Show characters" option to view your current Wi-Fi connection password in "Network security key".
 
check (select) the "Show characters" option
 
Note 
The limitation of using the control panel to find or view passwords for WiFi network connections is that you can only search or view the password of your current (active) Wi-Fi network connection. If you want to find or view the password for your saved WiFi network connection, you can do so with the help of the command prompt only.
 

Conclusion

 
By following any of the above methods, you can find or view your current or saved Wi-Fi Password in Windows 10.
 
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