How to find wifi password in Windows 10

Aamir Khan

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Nowadays, wifi is everywhere; life is almost tricky without these devices. We can’t communicate wirelessly without these devices, and when you forget these devices’ login credentials, it becomes a big issue for the man who doesn’t know too much about them. Think about when you forgot your wifi password. In this article, we will show you a complete guide on how to find wifi password in windows 10 or to rertive it if you have forgotten it.

What is wifi

Wifi is a facility allowing computers, smartphones, or other devices to connect to the internet or communicate with one another wirelessly within a particular area. Wifi stands for Wireless Fidelity.

Security methods of Wifi

The list of wifi security methods is given below;

  • Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
  • Wireless Access Point (WAP)
  • Wireless Access Point II (WAP2)
  • Wireless Access Point III (WAP3)

Ways to Find wifi password in windows 10

To find the wifi password or to see the password of the wifi that is currently connecting with your system, some are given below;

1) From setting

This is a straightforward method to find the password and check the status of your network. The found password through this option is given below;

1) First of all, press the windows button and click “setting”, as shown below;

Find wifi password in windows 10 from windows settings

2) The Windows setting will open, then click “Network & Internet”.

Find wifi password in windows 10 from windows settings

3) Now the “Network & Internet” windows will open now; click on the “Change adapter options”.

Find wifi password in windows 10 from windows settings

4) A window will appear where the saved network will be shown to you. Now right-click on the network to which you want to know the password, and click on “status”.

Find wifi password in windows 10 from windows settings

5) A pop-up will appear. Now click on “Wireless Properties”.

Find wifi password in windows 10 from windows settings

6) Now click on security and then click on show “password”. The wifi password will now be visible to you, and you can easily remember it again.

Find wifi password in windows 10 from windows settings

2) From the Network Setting

This is similar to the above one with few changes and a straightforward method to find the saved wifi network password. Here is the complete tutorial on finding saved wifi passwords in windows 10.

1) In the right corner of the taskbar of windows ten is the wifi icon, right click on it and click on “Open Network & Internet Settings”.

Find wifi password in windows 10 from network setting in windows taskbar

2) wifi setting will be open, now click on wifi and then click on “Change adapter setting”, as highlighted in the given image.

Find wifi password in windows 10 from network setting in windows taskbar

3) A list of the saved network will be shown to you on your screen. Right-click on the network whose password you want to know, then click on the “status”.

Find wifi password in windows 10 from network setting

4) A pop-up will appear. Now click on “Wireless Properties”.

Find wifi password in windows 10 from network setting

5) Now click on security and then click on show “password”. The wifi password will now be visible to you, and you can easily remember it again.

3) From Windows Powershell

Command lines help change various laptop or PC features, and you can make changes quickly without barriers.

Following is the process to show you the password of the saved network in windows 10.

1) Press the button with the windows logo on your keyboard and start typing “Windows Powershell”.

2) On the right side of the panel, you can see the different options; click “Run as administrator”.

3) A blue screen will open now. Just paste this “netsh wlan show profiles” and click enter, and then a list of all networks saved on your laptop or pc will open.

3) Now type “netsh WLAN show profiles” name= “name of the network” key= “clear” and press ‘’Enter’’ as you can see in the below image.

The content of meaningful content is the password of the wifi that you enter your name; here is just an example to demonstrate.

4) Reset the Router

Suppose now you have to find the password from windows ten, and there is still another way to reset the password of the wifi by resetting the password of your device by

Hold the power button for 1-2 mins, and then when you try again to login to wifi, enter the default password at the back of the Router, which is around eight characters.

This method can be used to reset Windows 10 wifi passwords.

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