You may have faced that while you are trying to connect to a WiFi network, you may have forgotten the password.
If it is a public WiFi network or you don’t want to change the WiFi password then you have the choice to see all saved WiFi passwords on your Windows 10 PC without having administrator permission.
You have three ways to check the saved WiFi password, either you can see through your Windows 10 settings or you can use CMD commands to see the saved WiFi passwords.
In case you previously connected to your PC and your computer is running Windows 10 then you can find saved WiFi passwords without admin access in three different ways.
In this process, you can view the connected network password as well as of disconnected networks also.
You also have another way is by using a third-party tool, you can also view all of your saved WiFi passwords on your Windows 10 PC.
As you know there are many methods to find saved WiFi passwords easily.
In this article, there are some methods to view the saved WiFi passwords in Windows 10 along with screenshots step-by-step:
See Saved WiFi Password on Windows 10
Windows OS normally saves the passwords whenever you connect to any wireless network. This feature reconnects the WiFi network automatically for the next time. You can view the password of that connected network from the network settings.
But, Windows 10 does not show the saved passwords of other disconnected networks in settings. In this case, you can use WiFi password viewer software or the CMD to see the disconnected WiFi network password on Windows 10.
Whenever you want to connect to the disconnected network, you would see that the SSID will be automatically connected to the PC as it was previously saved.
This means Windows 10 does not delete the password once you disconnect. So, if it’s not showing on properties, this is because of some security factors. But, command prompt and some WiFi password viewer software can easily reveal the password by finding the exact saved location.
1. WiFi Password on Windows 10 without Admin Access
If you are connected to any network right now, then you can view the saved password of the WiFi network on your Windows 10.
Step 1: At first, click on the WiFi icon on your Windows 10 desktop. (Located on the right side of the Taskbar)
Step 2: Then right-click on the wireless icon and click on ‘Open Network and Sharing Center‘.
Also, you can find that option on the ‘Control Panel’.
Step 3: Now, click on the WiFi network name which is connected to your PC.
Step 4: A new window will appear. From the ‘General’ tab, click on ‘Wireless Properties‘.
Step 5: Now from the ‘Security‘ tab, you will see the saved WiFi password. Just, tick on ‘Show characters’ to view the password.
This procedure will show up the saved password of the connected WiFi network quickly.
2. Find Saved Password using CMD
To view saved passwords using CMD commands, you need to follow the process:
Step 1: You just need to open the Command Prompt & Run as administrator.
Step 2: To display all saved networks, input this command: NETSH WLAN show profiles
Step 3: Now to view the saved password of a particular WiFi network, type this command: NETSH WLAN show profiles (your-SSID) key=clear.
(Here the ‘kuheli‘ is the saved wireless network)
This process will easily show up the security key of that WiFi network. You can see the connected networks also through this process.
3. Using WiFi Password Revealer
You can also view all of your WiFi passwords using a third-party tool that does not need any configuration or any father setup.
The tool Wi-Fi password revealer is helpful to see the saved WiFi passwords without admin access on your PC.
i) You just have to download and install this software on your Windows 10 PC.
ii) Now just open the software on your PC and all of your Wi-Fi networks will be visible in a list.
iii) Now, select the network you wish to see the password and just use the shortcut keyboard command: Control + Alt + C to copy the password.
Note: However, for the older versions of Windows, you can’t see the password rather you can see a HEX code that can be used to connect to the WiFi network.
The Bottom Lines:
This article explains that if you want to view the Windows 10 saved WiFi passwords then just follow the first and second methods. But, if you need to do this without admin permission you can find the saved passwords of WiFi using the tool.
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