How to View WiFi Password in Windows 10

Looking for WiFi password on Windows 7 was pretty simple and straight forward. All you have to do is,

  • Click the WiFi icon in the system tray.

  • From the pop-up menu, right-click on the network you wanted to view the password and click on properties.

  • In the properties window, you had to navigate to Security tab and could see the WiFi password. With Windows 10 this option has become harder to access.

Here’s how to view the password for your WiFi in Windows 10

Click on the WiFi icon in the system tray, and a list of all available networks will be visible to you. From here, you can only choose a network to connect to but cannot view the network properties. The network properties are where the password is stored and can be viewed.

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         WiFi password in Windows 10 – Screen 1

To get to the properties window for your currently connected WiFi network, right-click the WiFi icon in the system tray and select “Open Network and Sharing Center “.

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     WiFi password in Windows 10 – Screen 2

It will open the Network and Sharing Center as shown below. Then click the network you’re connected to appearing as a link next to the Connections field.

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                                    WiFi password in Windows 10 – Screen 3

The above option will open a Wireless Network Connection Status window for that WiFi network. Click the Wireless Properties button (highlighted below) to get to the wireless network properties. Navigate to the Security tab and check the “Show characters” check box to view the password.

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                                          WiFi password in Windows 10 – Screen 4

That’s all folks. You have successfully viewed the password for your WiFi network. Hope you found this article useful & worth reading.

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