find your WiFi password in Windows 11

How to view and find your WiFi password in Windows 11

Know your saved WiFi Password

We have to remember several passwords in today’s world, and we sometimes forget some of them. We frequently forget our WiFi 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 WiFi passwords. However, there are other drawbacks, which we will discuss further in this article. You may get your WiFi password from Windows 11 in a few different ways.

Let’s have a look at different options available to find the WiFi passwords in Windows 11. However, you can’t find the password of any WiFi. You can only find the passwords of the WiFi which you connected to the PC before. In short, your WiFi must have connected to your PC once to find out your password.

Method-1: Find WiFi password directly from Settings

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

Method-2: View WiFi password using Windows 11 Command Prompt

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

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Method-3: Find WiFi password using Windows 11 Control Panel

To find the WiFi 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 Active WiFi network and then tap on the Wireless Properties button. Now go to the Security option and tick Show character options. It will now show a WiFi password.

Method-4: View WiFi password using Windows 11 PowerShell

You can also view the WiFi password in Windows 11 from Windows PowerShell. To find out the password from PowerShell, Open PowerShell by searching in the search box and copy the following command, paste it in 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 WiFi Password.

Method-5: See WiFi passwords using third-party applications

There are many third-party applications, using which you can view the password of WiFi. 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 WiFi. There are numerous third-party applications available but we suggest you use the applications like WirelessKeyView and WiFi Password Revealer. This app is known for its clean, simple, and easy-to-use interface.

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

About Chandan Pandit

He is a Tech Journalist at Dealntech. He writes on Mobile and Android related news. Keeping the contents as simple as possible with proper information is his goal. He enjoys researching all kinds of tech products, especially fascinating latest mobile phones and gadgets. In his free time, he loves playing mobile games.

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