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How to view and find your WiFi password in Windows 11

We have to remember several passwords in today’s world, and we sometimes forget some of them. We frequently forget our Wi-Fi passwords, but if you have a Windows 11 PC, you may not have to worry about it. In Windows 11, you can simply find forgotten Wi-Fi passwords. However, there are other drawbacks, which we will discuss further in this article. You may get your Wi-Fi password from Windows 11 in a few different ways.

Let’s look at the options available to find the Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 11. However, you can’t find the password of any Wi-Fi. You can only find the passwords of the Wi-Fi that you connected to the PC before. In short, your Wi-Fi must be connected to your PC once to find your password.

Method-1: Find the Wi-Fi password directly from Settings

Windows 11 lets you access most system settings and options directly from the Settings application. To find Wi-Fi passwords, Settings apps are very useful in the step mentioned above. Returning to the point, to find your Wi-Fi password, Open Settings, go to Network and Internet, and then turn on your Wi-Fi. Now, find your Wi-Fi and click on Wireless Properties. After going to Wireless properties, go to Security options and check the box available under the Network security key option (namely Show characters). It will not show your Wi-Fi password in Windows 11, which was used last time to connect.

Method-2: View Wi-Fi password using Windows 11 Command Prompt

By entering a simple command, you can view your password directly from Windows Command Prompt. We think this is the easiest official method to find Wi-Fi passwords. Open Command Prompt. Now type netsh wlan show profile “Wi-Fi NAME” key=clear (replace Wi-Fi NAME with the name of your Wi-Fi) and click on Enter. After running the command successfully, it will show the Wi-Fi Password under the Security key in the Security settings option.

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Method 3: Find the Wi-Fi password using the Windows 11 Control Panel

To find the Wi-Fi password using the control panel, go to control panel >> Network and Internet>> Network and sharing center. Alternatively, you can click the Windows+R shortcut key and then type ncpa.cpl in the dialogue box and enter. It will open the Network Connections page. Now, double-click on the Active Wi-Fi network and tap the Wireless Properties button. Now go to the Security option and tick Show character options. It will now show a Wi-Fi password.

Method-4: View Wi-Fi password using Windows 11 PowerShell

You can also view the Wi-Fi password in Windows 11 from Windows PowerShell. To find out the password from PowerShell, Open PowerShell by searching in the search box, copy the following command, paste it into Powershell, and hit enter.

(netsh wlan show profiles) | Select-String "\:(.+)$" | %{$network=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{(netsh wlan show profile name="$network" key=clear)}  | Select-String "Key Content\W+\:(.+)$" | %{$password=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{[PSCustomObject]@{ NETWORK_NAME=$network;PASSWORD=$password }} | Format-Table -AutoSize

After entering the command, click on enter, and it will now show the Wi-Fi Password.

Method-5: See Wi-Fi passwords using third-party applications

There are many third-party applications by which you can view the password of Wi-Fi. However, we suggest you use the official methods mentioned above. Well, in third-party applications, you don’t have to type commands and search for anything. Just extract the file and open the application, and it will show the password of your Wi-Fi. There are numerous third-party applications available, but we suggest you use the applications like WirelessKeyView and Wi-Fi Password Revealer. This app is known for its clean, simple, and easy-to-use interface.

Having that said, what do you think about finding Wi-Fi passwords directly from Windows 11? Do let us know by dropping a comment down below.

About Zaid

Zaid is a tech writer at DealNTech, passionate about exploring and researching new gadgets and helping readers easily understand their features. He specializes in testing PC issues and staying up-to-date on the latest PC news. Email: [email protected].

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