There can be times when you have been connected to wifi connection for quite a long time and now you need to know it's pasword again due to some reason, but you can’t remember what the password is. Luckily, if you already have a computer/laptop connected to your WiFi network, you can easily view the password there.

So, In this article, I will help you know few easy steps to get your password back in Windows.

Find your Wifi password in Windows 10

  • In order to view the WiFi password on your Windows machine, you need to make sure you are already connected to the WiFi network or have previously connected to the WiFi network. If so, then go ahead and right-click on the WiFi icon in the system tray and choose Open Network and Sharing Center.
  • Now Select Status from left menu bar and click on Change Adapter Settings in the right-hand menuwindows-setting-network-settings-min.png
  • In Network Connections, press and hold (or right-click) the network name and select Status > Wireless Properties.right-click-select-status-find-password-on-windows-10-min.pngselect-wrireless-properties-min.png
  • Select the Security tab and select Show characters.
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The password for the wireless network is displayed in the Network security key field.Do not forget to check the Show characters box and to see the WiFi security password. 

Find your Wifi password in Windows 7

In windows 7 it is too easy to find your connected wifi password, you can use the below steps:

  • Click the wireless network icon in the lower-right corner of the taskbar.

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  • Your will see list of all the wireless networks that computer has ever connected to. Just Right-click on the one you are interested in and select Properties.
  • Select Show characters to see the wireless network password.

Find your wifi password on Windows 8

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and select Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and select Settings.)

  2. Select wireless network .
  3. Press and hold (or right click) on a wireless network name and choose View connection properties.
  4. Select Show characters to see the wireless network password.

Find Passwords for Other Wi-Fi Networks in Windows 8 and 10 using CMD

In Windows 10 and 8.1, you’ll have to use the command prompt to find a previous network’s password. Right-click the Start button and select “Command Prompt” to quickly open it.

And type the below command in cmd

netsh wlan show profiles

You’ll get a list of the Wi-Fi networks you’ve accessed before,something like below image

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To find the password for one of the profiles, type in the following, replacing profilename with the name of the profile:

netsh wlan show profile name="profilename" key=clear

When you run the second command, you’ll get a lot of output, but you are only interested in finding the line that starts with Key Content.

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That's it, Key Content = value is password for the profile name which you have entered.

Find your password on your router’s configuration webpage

If you have a computer that can connect to the Internet, you can find the password by doing the following:

  1. Select the search box in the taskbar, enter cmd, and in the search results, select Command Prompt.
  2. At the command prompt, enter ipconfig, and press Enter.
  3. Under Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi, find the Default Gateway.
  4. Open a web browser.
  5. Enter the IP address next to Default Gateway into the search bar (for example, 192.168.1.1). Look for your router’s default IP address in your router documentation or online.
  6. Enter the user name and password to open your router’s configuration webpage. Most router documentation includes the default user name and password.
  7. On the configuration webpage, look for a wireless or wireless settings option.
  8. Look for a security or wireless encryption setting. The security key (sometimes called a network key, pass phrase, or network password) should be listed nearby.