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Lost WiFi password on Windows 11? Here’s how to find it

Have you forgotten or lost WiFi password on your Windows 11 computer? Don’t worry your computer will have saved it. Know how to find it. 

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:24 IST
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Have you lost your WiFi password on your Windows 11 computer? That is not as big an emergency as it seems at first glance. Most service providers ship routers with stickers or slips containing the default passwords. While it's pretty easy to note the WiFi password from there and keep the default password safe, these can also be missed or lost for a myriad of reasons. In case if you have lost it, then don't worry, your system keeps the WiFi password of all the networks that you have ever connected with safe. There're simple and easy ways to recover lost WiFi passwords on Windows 11. Whether you're using Windows 10 or Windows 11, this will work for both. Check out how to find your lost wifi password here.

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Where are lost Wifi passwords stored on Windows?

All the active Wi-Fi passwords that have been used by you ever are stored in the Wireless Network Properties in the Control Panel. You can access Wireless Network Properties in the system's Control Panel in three ways:

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1. From the Control Panel

2. From the Settings app.

3. From the Run Command box.

Check out the step by step guide to recover the forgotten password.

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How to find your lost WiFi password on Windows 11 laptop

20 Minutes
  • Smartphone
  • Laptop
  • Updated browser
  • Internet
Step 1:

Go to Windows Terminal Admin (Windows 11) or Command Prompt (Windows 10) by typing the same into your system search bar. Alternatively, you can also right-click the Windows logo on your taskbar and select Windows Terminal Admin (Windows 11) or Windows PowerShell Admin (Windows 10).

Step 2:

Next type in “netsh wlan show profile” and enter. You’ll see a list of every network that your laptop or computer has ever connected to.

Step 3:

Search for the Wifi network that you want to connect to, type in netsh wlan show profile "(Insert Wi-Fi network name)" key=clear and hit enter. Do not use brackets.

Step 4:

On the next page, a large list of information will appear. Scroll down the page to find the Security settings, and the missing password under 'Key Content'.

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First Published Date: 19 May, 18:57 IST