There are times when we forget the network’s Wi-Fi password, but it is still stored on our computer. In this article, we will show you how to find a Wifi password in Windows 10.

We can access Wifi passwords using Network Connections, but a command-line way would be a quick way to get Wi-Fi specific password.

The visualization only works when connected to that particular network, while the command-line method will work online and offline.

See Wifi passwords active through the network connection.

First, let’s take steps to find the Wi-Fi password visually.

  1. Find the Wifi password of the connected network.
  2. Go running -> control (This will open the Control Panel)
  3. Open Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center
  4. Click on the connected Wi-Fi network to open the status window.
  5. Click the Wireless Properties button.
  6. In the Security tab, select the checkbox “Show characters.”

This will display the Wi-Fi password.

View Wifi passwords using command-line tools

Get all the Wifi passwords saved in Windows 10

If you want to get all passwords saved in your computer, open PowerShell in administrative mode and run the following command:

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

Show Wifi passwords of all saved networks with PowerShell.

Get the Wifi password of a specific network

If you want to find the Wifi password of a specific network, follow the instructions below:

Open Command Prompt in administrative mode

  1. Run the following command:
    netsh wlan shows the profile
    This command will list all the Wi-Fi configurations saved on the computer. Copy the name of the network profile for which you want to use the password.
  2. Run the following command:
    netsh wlan show profile name = “network-profile-name” key = clear
    Replace the network-profile-name with your copied network name.
    This will show the Wifi password in cleartext.

View Wifi passwords using third-party tools

If you’re not comfortable with Windows tools or want some automation, you can use third-party tools like NirSoft’s WirelessKeyView.

WirelessKeyView can also be used to get the Wi-Fi password of the remote computer. This is useful if you are a network administrator and want to diagnose specific wireless network problems.

Please note that while we are testing and writing about these methods of finding Wifi password using Windows 10, these methods can also be used for older Windows versions like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Which method do you prefer for your specific needs? Please share your experience with us in the comments section below.