How To See Wifi Password Windows 11

Copper Contributor

If you need to retrieve a saved WiFi password on Windows 11, you can do so by following these simple steps:

 

  1. Open the Windows Start menu and select "Control Panel."

  2. In the Control Panel menu, click on "Network and Sharing Center."

  3. Locate the WiFi network for which you want to view the password.

  4. Click on the WiFi network and select "Wireless Properties."

  5. Then, click the "Security" tab and choose "Show Password."

By following these steps, you should be able to view the password for the selected WiFi network.

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This is wrong. Going into Network and Sharing Center only shows you your current Ethernet connection, not wifi
Go to advanced network settings
Click on more network adapter options
Then choose the connected Wi-Fi network and select view status
Select wireless properties
Now on the security tab you can see the Wi-Fi password by
netsh wlan show profile name="NetworkName" key=clear

@rahulkhorwal You can easily find and see WiFi Password on Windows 11 with a single command. 

 

Press Win + S to open the search bar.

Type "cmd" and select "Run as administrator" to open Command Prompt with admin privileges.

Now, copy the network name you want to see the password. Type the following command, replacing "NetworkName" with the name of the WiFi network you want to view:

netsh wlan show profile name="NetworkName" key=clear

Look for the "Key Content" field under "Security settings." This field displays the WiFi password.

 

By using this method, you can safely retrieve the WiFi password on Windows 11.

One of the best WiFi password finder tools for Windows 11 is WiFi Password Revealer. This free utility is designed to quickly and easily display all the saved WiFi passwords on your computer. It supports multiple languages and can retrieve passwords for networks saved in Windows without needing to dig through network settings or use command prompt commands. The interface is straightforward and user-friendly.

 

Another excellent tool is NirSoft's WirelessKeyView. This lightweight application provides a simple and efficient way to see WiFi password stored in Windows 11. WirelessKeyView works seamlessly on Windows 11 and does not require installation, which makes it a portable option. It also allows you to export the list of recovered keys to a text, HTML, or XML file for backup purposes. Both of these tools are reliable and efficient, making them ideal for users who need to find their WiFi passwords quickly.

@rahulkhorwal

I once needed to view a Wi-Fi password on Windows 11 that I hadn't used for a long time because I wanted to connect to the same network on a new device. I opened Settings, then went to Network and Internet, and found Advanced Network Settings. From there, I clicked on More Network Adapter Options and went to Network and Sharing Center.

 

In Network and Sharing Center, I found the Wi-Fi network I was currently connected to, clicked on Wireless Properties, and checked "Show Characters" on the Security tab. Finally, I saw the Wi-Fi password, and quickly wrote it down and entered it on the new device. Although the whole process was a bit cumbersome, I finally successfully retrieved WIFI password, which was quite a sense of accomplishment.

 One time, I couldn't find Wi-Fi password, and I didn't want to bother looking for the router, so I decided to try to find it in the registry editor. Although I knew this method was a bit complicated, I was curious and tried it anyway.

 

First, I pressed Win + R to open the "Run" dialog box, then typed regedit and pressed Enter to open the registry editor. To be honest, I was a little nervous every time I opened the registry editor, because changing the wrong place could cause big problems.

 

Then, I navigated to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles

In this "Profiles" folder, there are many sub-items, each of which corresponds to a network I have connected to before. It took me some time to find Wi-Fi network password I wanted.

 

However, the problem is that although I found the corresponding network sub-item, there is no place in the registry that directly displays the password. I looked for a while and found that it mainly records the basic information and configuration of the network, not the password itself. In the end, I gave up the idea of ​​finding WIFI password from the registry, thinking that this method is too troublesome and risky.