You’ve forgotten your Wi-Fi password and need to locate it. In Windows 10, here’s how to view your Wi-Fi password.
You probably don’t think about your Wi-Fi password very frequently once you’ve set up your wireless network and linked all of your devices. But what if you need to connect a new gadget to the internet but can’t remember your Wi-Fi password?
So you don’t have to scratch your brain and attempt to remember your Wi-Fi password on Windows 10, we’ll show you how to discover it.
How to find your Wi-Fi password using the Command Prompt
Windows Command Prompt makes it simple to perform a variety of tasks. In this instance, you can make use of this to launch a program that will allow you to see the Wi-Fi password anytime.
It is necessary to make a batch file that displays your password for Wi-Fi. It may seem complex, but don’t be concerned. Even if you’re not familiar with commands, this entire procedure will take only a few minutes and you’ll not damage anything while performing this.
In order to proceed, you’ll be required to identify the SSID of the network you’re connected to, also known as the WiFi connection’s name. For confirmation, simply click the icon for your network in the System Tray in the lower-right corner of the screen to find the name of the network that you’re connected. You can also navigate through Settings > Network & Internet settings > network and Internet > Status to locate the network name.
Creating the Batch File to Check Your Wi-Fi Name
To create a batch file that finds your Wi-Fi password, first search for Notepad (or another text editor of your choice) using the Start Menu. Once you have it open, paste the following text into Notepad.
Replace YOUR_SSID with the name of your network that you found a moment ago, making sure it’s in quotes.
netsh wlan show profile name="YOUR_SSID" key=clear pause
Now, select File > Save As. At the bottom of the window, you’ll see a Save as type dropdown field. Change this from Text Documents to All Files.
In the File name field, you can call it whatever you want—perhaps Find Wi-Fi Password or something. However, no matter the file name, make sure the file ends with .bat. Choose a convenient location for the script (like your desktop), then click Save.
Now, when connected to your wireless network, double-click this file. Doing so will fire up a Command Prompt window that shows some information about your network. You’ll find your password next to Key Content.