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Windows 11 tips: Did you forget WiFi password? Find it this way

You can view your saved WiFi password on your Windows 11 computer with these simple and easy steps. 

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 13:52 IST
How to view saved WiFi password on Windows 11? 
How to view saved WiFi password on Windows 11?  (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)

Have you lost or forgotten your WiFi password on your Windows 11 computer? Happens all the time, mostly because once inserted, you basically forget about it, till an emergency strikes. However, it is not tough to find. So, if you use the WiFi at your home, then you can find the default password on stickers or slips of the router. However, if you have changed the password or you're using your office WiFi or a public WiFi, it's not that convenient to note the WiFi password and keep it safe. They can be missed or lost for a myriad of reasons. But, do you know your Windows 11 laptop/computer saves the Wifi password of all the networks that you have ever connected with? Yes, it's true and you can find it on your system with these simple and easy steps. Know how to find WiFi password on Windows 11:

How to view Wifi passwords on Windows 11

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

1. From the Control Panel

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2. From the Settings app.

3. From the Run Command box.

4. Check out the step by step guide to view the saved password on Windows 11

How to view your saved WiFi password on Windows 11 laptop

Time
Tools
Supplies
30 Minutes
  • Smartphone
  • Laptop
  • Updated browser
  • Internet
Step 1:

Firstly, search for the 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 then select Windows Terminal Admin (Windows 11) or Windows PowerShell Admin (Windows 10).

Step 2:

Next, type in “netsh wlan show profile” and press enter. A list of every network that your laptop or computer has ever connected to will be opened.

Step 3:

Look for the Wifi network that you want to connect to, and then type in netsh wlan show profile "(Insert Wi-Fi network name)" key=clear and hit enter. No brackets, please.

Step 4:

Find the Security settings at the bottom of the page and the missing password under 'Key Content'.

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