How to Find WiFi Password on Windows 7, 8 & 10

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There are so many stores, restaurants, coffee shops, service stations and so on offer free WiFi facility. If you visit these places, you connect your laptop or computer to avail the free WiFi facility. When you connect with WiFi, your  system creates a profile and stores the WiFi password.

When you visit the place again, computer automatically connects with that WiFi network whose password is stored in your computer. Now if you have to connect your mobile phone with the same WiFi whose password is stored in your computer, you have 2 choices. Either you ask with the respective person or find WiFi password from your computer.

This article will help you to find saved WiFi password from your computer.

How to Find WiFi Password on Windows 7,8 & 10?

In order to find the WiFi password on your Windows machine, you need to make sure that you are already connected to the WiFi network or have previously connected to the WiFi network.

Method-1: Find WiFi Password through Open Network and Sharing Center

Step-1: Right-click on 'WiFi' icon in the system tray and choose 'Open Network and Sharing Center' as shown in below snapshot.

Find WiFi Password - Open Network and Sharing Center

Step-2: Here you can see the basic network information and set up connections. My active WiFi connection is 'AndroidAP'. Click on Wi-Fi (AndroidAP) network connections to open the Wireless Properties.

How to Find WiFi Password - Network and Sharing Center

Step-3: Now open the 'Wireless Properties' to check the saved Wi-Fi password.

Find WiFi Password - Wireless Properties

Step-4: Open 'Security' tab and check 'Show characters' option. You will see WiFi password in 'Network Security Key' text field. This option can be used when WiFi is connected with your computer. If you want to see the WiFi passwords for the previously connected WiFi networks, below method will help you.

Find WiFi Password - Wireless Network Properties

Method-2: Find WiFi Password through netsh (CMD)

Step-1: Go to Start > RUN > Type CMD and hit enter to open command prompt. You have to enter following command to know how many profiles listed under user profiles.

C:\>netsh wlan show profiles

Here you will see all the saved profiles under user profiles. In my case I have only one user profile i.e. AndroidAP.

Find WiFi Password with Command Prompt

Step-2: Now issue following command to get the password of saved profiles.

C:\>netsh wlan show profile name=AndroidAP key=clear

Do not forget to change my profile AndroidAP to your system's saved WiFi profile. When you issue this command, you will get so much information but you have to search only for Key Content under Security Settings.

Find WiFi Password with Command Prompt Password

By these 2 ways you can easily find WiFi password in Windows computers. If you have any other trick, feel free to write in comment section.We will incorporate the same in this article.

This video will help you to understand the same thing in a better way.

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