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How to Find Your PC’s Wi-Fi Password in Windows 10

If you’re already connected to a Wi-Fi network but have forgotten the network key, there’s a simple way to retrieve it. Windows 10 stores the passwords for all the Wi-Fi networks that you’ve connected to. In this guide, we’ll show you the step by step instructions to find your PC’s Wi-Fi password.

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1. Start by opening a command prompt. You can simply type cmd into the Start menu to open it.

Opening a command prompt from the Windows start menu

2. Next, type the following command into your command prompt, replacing wifi-name with the actual name (SSID) of the Wi-Fi network.

netsh wlan show profile wifi-name key=clear

You will see the network key revealed under “Key Content” in the “Security settings” section.

netsh command reveals the Wi-Fi password

3. If your Wi-Fi name contains a space, you’ll need to put quotes around it in your command, like the example below.

netsh wlan show profile "Moto G (5) Plus 6783" key=clear

4. To see all the Wi-Fi networks that your PC has stored passwords for, use the following command.

netsh wlan show profile

Showing all Wi-Fi networks with a saved password

As you can see in our example, two Wi-Fi networks are listed. Once you know the SSID (name of the Wi-Fi), you can use the command in step 2 to reveal the password.

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