How To Recover a forgotten Wi-Fi password using Windows Command Prompt.

Recover WiFi Password.

It happens sometimes that people forget their Wi-Fi password and it is painful to reset your Wi-Fi password as all your home devices and system are connected with the same network and you have to save the new password again to all your devices.

But you can save yourself from resetting your Wi-Fi password if you ever connected your Windows 10 PC to that Wi-Fi network. Windows keeps a record of all your network and their password so you don’t have to type the password again to connect the same network. 


You can recover your forgotten Wi-Fi password by running a couple of quick ‘netsh’ commands using Windows Command Prompt.

Recover Forgotten Wi-Fi Password.


To recover your password, you have to run Windows Command Prompt as an administrator.

Press start and type CMD, right-click on the Command Prompt option shown as a search result, and click on ‘Run as administrator’.  

Run CMD as administrator.


First, type netsh wlan show profile and press Enter to show a list of network names that you connect to. Note down the full name of the Wi-Fi network you want to find the password for. In my example, I am going to recover my 'Redmi' Phone Wi-Fi password. 

Recover forgotten password of wifi.

Next, type netsh wlan show profile Wi-Fi name key=clear, substituting ‘Wi-Fi name’ for the network name you just made a note of (for example, netsh wlan show profile Redmi key=clear) then Press Enter. 

Know Wi-Fi password using Windows CMD

Scroll through the results until you find an entry named Key Content -your Wi-Fi password will be listed next to it.  

Recover WiFi Password.


As now you got your Wi-Fi password, you can connect your device to the network to complete your work. If you find this useful then share with someone who needs this help and you can ask for more such tech solutions from the comment section below.  

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