In my previous blog post, I had posted a detailed explanation on how to view the currently connected network Wi-Fi password saved in Windows 10 PC. On this post, we are going to see ALL the Wi-Fi passwords (currently connected and previously connected networks, even if you’re not connected to them anymore) saved in the Windows 10 PC.
There can be a lot of reasons as to why you might want to know the Wi-Fi password for a network you are currently connected to or you have connected in the past. For example, we need to enter the same password in another device. Or worse, we need the password of the Wi-Fi router which we aren’t currently connected to.
Windows OS normally saves the Wi-Fi passwords whenever you connect to any wireless networks. This feature reconnects the Wi-Fi network automatically for the next time.
But, Windows 10 does not show the saved passwords of other disconnected networks in settings directly. We can view all the disconnected Wi-Fi network passwords by using command prompt / Windows PowerShell or by using some external tools.
- Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell
- Wi-Fi password revealer
- Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell:
Step 1: Press Windows Key + X à Click on Windows PowerShell (Admin)
Step 2: Run the following command to show all the Wi-Fi profiles saved on your computer:
netsh wlan show profiles
Step 3: Now to view the saved password of a particular Wi-Fi network, type this command substituting “NETWORK NAME” with the Wi-Fi network you’re looking up:
netsh wlan show profile “NETWORK NAME” key=clear
Example: netsh wlan show profile “Mad’s Moto” key=clear
You’ll see your Wi-Fi password in ‘Key Index,’ under Security settings.
You have to run the command with each Wi-Fi profile name or SSID (Service Set Identifier) to know the password.
2. WirelessKeyView: WirelessKeyView is a small freeware utility which will show you all your saved Wi-Fi passwords. WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network security keys/passwords (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the ‘Wireless Zero Configuration’ service of Windows.
Version available: WirelessKeyView v2.05 (32 Bit & 64Bit).
NOTE: Some Antivirus programs detect WirelessKeyView utility as infected with Trojan/Virus. I had installed and tested on my laptop, didn’t face any issue. Safe to use.
3. Wi-Fi password revealer: Wi-Fi password revealer(finder) is a small freeware utility which will show you all your saved Wi-Fi passwords.
You just have to download Wi-Fi password revealer, install and run it. There is no configuration required.
NOTE #1: This is NOT Wi-Fi password sniffer or stealer. It will only show your saved Wi-Fi passwords (which you have entered in the past).
NOTE #2: Administrator rights are required on your PC in order to decrypt stored passwords.