One has always been a bit curious to know the Wi-Fi password which is already saved in your Windows 10. To connect your phone, other devices or simply because you have forgotten. It was fairly easy in Windows 7 as you just had to click on the wireless icon in the system tray, right click on the wireless network name, click properties and then check the show characters to see the password.
Find saved Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 10.
You can also see the Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 but the procedure is not the same as you need to click on the few more places to get what you need. There are basically two methods and we are going to go through them both.
The methods are as follow.
Method 1 of 2
Viewing Wi-Fi password in Network and Sharing Center.
Step 1: Right-click on the wireless network icon and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
You can also type ncpa.cpl in the search box or Run command box and press enter.
Step 2: Once the Network and Sharing Center is opened go to change adapter settings, which are at the left hand side of the screen.
Step 3: Double-click on the Wi-Fi icon to see Wi-Fi status dialogue.
Step 4: Click on wireless properties.
Step 5: Click on the Security tab and then check the Show Characters option.
Method 2 of 2
Viewing Wi-Fi password using Command Prompt.
Step 1: Open command Prompt by typing CMD in the search box and then press enter.
Step 2: Now type the following command and press enter.
“netsh wlan show profiles”
This will show all the saved wireless networks on your PC.
Step 3: Now enter the following command to view the Wi-Fi password.
“netsh wlan show profiles WiFiprofilename key=clear”
In the above command, replace WiFiprofilename with the actual profile name of the Wi-Fi network.
The password appears next to the key content.