How to Find WIFI Password on Windows with Command Prompt

WIFI is a local-area wireless computer network which allows electronic devices to get connected with the server in order to transfer and receive data. It can be less secure than wired connections, but it requires authentication to access the network. Suppose, your computer is connected to a WIFI network, but you don’t remember the password or the network administrator entered the password directly without telling you and you want to connect another device with this network. In that case how to find WIFI password on Windows with command prompt.

Either you can contact the network administrator for the password or can follow a simple method to get it.

Find WIFI Password on Windows

Find WIFI Password on Windows
Open the command prompt in administrator mode. Open Start menu and search “cmd“. Right-click on it and Run as administrator. Now type the below command to get the WIFI password.

netsh wlan show profile name=Babaji key=clear

Here “Babaji” is the WIFI network name. Replace it with your network name. If you want to see the password and not the other information, then use the below command.

netsh wlan show profile name=Babaji key=clear | findstr Key

Find WIFI Password without Command Prompt

If you want to see WIFI password on Windows without command prompt, then right-click on the network icon on the notification area and choose “Open Network and Sharing Center“.
Find WIFI Password on Windows
Now navigate to “Change adapter settings” and double-click on the current active wireless network. Select “Wireless Properties” button and open Security tab. In below the Network security key box, mark on “Show characters” to see the WIFI password.

This is the simple way to find WIFI password on Windows with or without the command prompt. Both procedures works on Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10.

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