It is a good practice to keep a strong password, but if you haven’t kept it written somewhere safe, chances are, you yourself are going to forget it.
If that happens, you are going to have tough time finding. Surely, you can login to your router and find the password, only said it and set another password. But here is an easier alternative to view password of your Wi-Fi saved on your PC.
If you have already connected your PC to your Wi-Fi, this method is going to be a blessing in disguise.
To view the saved password on your Windows machine in you need to right click on the Wi-Fi icon in the system tray on the bottom right hand side then choose open Network and sharing centre
Then click on change adaptor settings in the left hand menu
Then find the Wi-Fi icon and click on it then choose status from the options appear in popup window
This brings the Wi-Fi status dialogue very can see some basic information about your wireless network connection
You need to click on the Wireless properties button and then click on the Security tab
Check the box to Show characters in the Network security key input field. It is password of your Wi-Fi.
Note: This could be the password of the Wi-Fi you are connected with. Read further to find out the password for the Wi-Fi password you have connected to in the past.
Find out the Saved Wi-Fi password in Windows 7
Open Network and sharing centre and then click on Manage wireless network.
You will get the list of all the Wi-Fi network your computer has ever been connected to. Double click on the one you want to find the password for.
It will open a, dialogue box showing you information about that wireless network. Click on the Security tab, then check the Show characters option, to see the text in the Network security key input field.
Find out the Saved Wi-Fi password in Windows 8 & Windows 10
Finding the Wi-Fi password in Windows 8 is a little tricky, it requires you to use command prompt. Simply follow the steps and the commands and you will get to know the password of the desired Wifi network.
Go to start, type CMD which will open the command prompt. Type the following command.
netsh wlan show profiles
You will find all the wireless profiles under user profiles in the name of the Wi-Fi network is on the right hand side.
You can type in the following command to find out the password for the desired user profile.
netsh wlan show profile name=profilename key=clear
*Replace the profilename with the actual profile name shown in your Computer.
After typing in the command, you will be able to see the information.
The Wifi password would be on the right column, in front of Key Content, Under security settings section.