How to Recover Lost Wi-Fi Password in Windows 10

How to Recover Lost Wi-Fi Password in Windows 10

We get many queries from our readers asking about retrieving their forgotten Wi-Fi password in Windows 10. It is easy to find your password in case you need it to connect a new device to your home network.

Let us go through how to recover lost Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 in the following tutorial.

Recovering Lost Wi-Fi Password in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a straightforward way to recover the password of the current Wi-Fi network. This method is as follows:

Go to Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Centre.

 

Click active Wi-Fi connection

and then click on Wireless Properties to open Wi-Fi network properties.

In the Security tab select Show characters and find your Wi-Fi password.

Recovering Lost Wi-Fi Password in Windows 10 Using Run

Press Windows key and R key to open Run command window.

Type cpl in Run window and hit Enter to open Network Connections.

 

Find your Wi-Fi network and right-click on Wi-Fi connection. Select status

In Status window click Wireless Properties and a new window Wireless network properties will open up.

Here go to Security and look for your Network security key by checking on the checkbox that says Show Characters.

Press OK to reveal your wireless network password.

Universal Method to Find Wi-Fi Password on Windows PC

Open Command prompt in Run as administrator and enter the following command

netsh wlan show profile name=”NetworkName” key=clear

Change the NetworkName to your wireless network name.

Once you hit enter, you will see a list of information. Search for Security Settings and under Key Content you will find your Wi-Fi password.

This is all you need to do to recover lost Wi-Fi password in Windows 10.

References:

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