In Windows 10, do you need to see the Saved Wi-Fi Passwords network? Wi-Fi passwords aren’t visible in Windows’ Settings app or Control Panel. However, using the console, you can still see your password in plaintext.
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How to view a Saved Wi-Fi Passwords in Windows 10
If you’re unfamiliar with command-line interfaces, don’t worry; you only need to type one command. To begin, open PowerShell (search for it in the Start menu). A console window will appear.
At the prompt, type the following command. You should substitute
NETWORK for the broadcast name (SSID) of your Wi-Fi network.
netsh wlan show profile name="NETWORK" key=clear
Press enter to run the command.
You’ll see a long list of details about the Wi-Fi connection, including all of its properties. Look for the heading “Security settings.” You’ll notice a property called “Key Content” here, which will show your saved password in plaintext.
You can now close the PowerShell window to keep the password safe from prying eyes. Obtaining your Wi-Fi password is simple once you know the command, despite the fact that it is not intuitive. You’ll also see a number of other connection properties, such as the security settings in use and the Wi-Fi type.
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