See/Recover Stored Wi-Fi Password in Windows

Andy

Administrator
So you want to recover the Wi-Fi password you previously stored on your Windows? It is very simple, you will just need to execute two easy commands below.

Firstly, open up Command Prompt by clicking Start -» type: ‘cmd‘ then press Enter.
Type in:
Code:
C:\Users\Andy>netsh wlan show profiles

Profiles on interface Wi-Fi:

Group policy profiles (read only)
---------------------------------
<None>

User profiles
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All User Profile : CWMGuest5G
All User Profile : Mercury
All User Profile : SPARK-JVYXR4
All User Profile : Brick
All User Profile : Ellerslie
All User Profile : Telecom-8080
All User Profile : JR-WIFI
All User Profile : JEAL-WIRELESS
All User Profile : ANDY-IPHONE
All User Profile : Millennium Conference
All User Profile : BETHEL
All User Profile : CSC-Guest


C:\Users\Andy>
And then to see the password, type in:
Code:
C:\Users\Andy>netsh wlan show profiles WIFI-SSID key=clear

Profile BETHEL on interface Wi-Fi:
=======================================================================

Applied: All User Profile

Profile information
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Version : 1
Type : Wireless LAN
Name : BETHEL
Control options :
Connection mode : Connect automatically
Network broadcast : Connect only if this network is broadcasting
AutoSwitch : Do not switch to other networks
MAC Randomization : Disabled

Connectivity settings
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Number of SSIDs : 1
SSID name : "BETHEL"
Network type : Infrastructure
Radio type : [ Any Radio Type ]
Vendor extension : Not present

Security settings
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Authentication : WPA2-Personal
Cipher : CCMP
Authentication : WPA2-Personal
Cipher : Unknown
Security key : Present
Key Content : thiswillbethewifipassword

Cost settings
-------------
Cost : Unrestricted
Congested : No
Approaching Data Limit : No
Over Data Limit : No
Roaming : No
Cost Source : Default


C:\Users\Andy>
Simply replace WIFI-SSID with your SSID you want to reveal the key.

Tested and working properly on Windows 10 Creators Update (Version: 1703 (Build: 10.0.15063.296))

Hope this helps, cheers!
 
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