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How to Find the Wi-Fi Password Using CMD in Windows?

Sometimes we happened to forget the password of the wi-fi that we are connected to.  This post will demonstrate how to use CMD in Windows 10/8.1/7 to find the Wi-Fi password.

Here is a little introduction about CMD (command prompt) in case you are unfamiliar with it: On Microsoft Windows operating systems, CMD is a command line interface that gives users access to a variety of system features. Although it has been around since the MS-DOS era, Microsoft improved it for its OSX operating system.

By utilizing Windows Command Prompt and a few fast ‘netsh‘ instructions, we can retrieve our forgotten Wi-Fi password.

Wi-Fi password

Step 1:

  • Type CMD, right-click the Command Prompt option that appears in the search results, and select Run as administrator.

Step 2:

  • To display a list of network names that we connect to, enter netsh wlan show profile in the command prompt and click Enter.
netsh wlan show profile

Step 3:

  • Enter the command netsh wlan show profile name= “Wi-Fi name” key=clear while replacing “Wi-Fi name” with the network name
  • For example, netsh wlan show profile name Belanet key=clear.
netsh wlan show profile

Step 4:

  • Find the entry for Key Content by scrolling through the results; our Wi-Fi password will be shown next to it.

This how to Find the Wi-Fi Password Using CMD in Windows.

netsh wlan show profile

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