How to View Saved Wi-Fi password in Windows?

By Surbhi Totuka November 21, 2016 How To

A strong password for your Wi-Fi network is extremely important to keep anyone from illegally using your data. However, it might be possible that you may forget the Wi-Fi password, making it another major hassle for you.

However, there’s no need to worry as there are several ways how you can easily recover your Wi-Fi password. If you’re unclear how to do it, just check the following steps.

Steps to view Wi-Fi password in Windows

You will only be able to view your saved passwords if your computer or laptop was previously connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Method I

 1. Primarily, click on the start menu to open control panel window.

2. Now, click on “Network and Internet” option & then choose “Open Network and Sharing Center” option as given in the Control Panel.

3. Click on “Change Adapter settings” as given on the left-hand side menu list.

4. Over there “Wi-Fi” icon is given, right-click on it and select the “status” option.

5. A new pop-up window will be open showing Wi-Fi status, choose “Wireless Properties” and then click on “Security” tab.

6. You will then find a text field “Network security key” with ‘show characters’ option below. Just tick mark it and you will be able to see the password for connected Wi-Fi network.

7. Once you’re done click “OK” to exit.

Method II

Instead of following the long way to sort out this issue just open the run window by pressing Windows Key + R and type ncpa.cpl in the text field and hit enter, the Wi-Fi settings window will automatically open on your screen. All the networks are shown there just select your Wi-Fi network and follow rest of the steps as given above.

Both methods are so easy to perform, now you can quickly access the Wi-Fi password if in case you will forget it.

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