How to See Wi-Fi Passwords in Windows 11 (5 Methods)

Previously, there were reports of Wi-Fi not showing up in Windows 11, and Wi-Fi even kept disconnecting for some users even after troubleshooting. If you are still having connectivity issues on your Windows 11 PC, you can forget the Wi-Fi network and reconnect to the same wireless network. That said, make sure you know the Wi-Fi password as you will need it when reconnecting. If you can’t remember, follow our guide and learn how to see Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 11. You can find saved Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 11 using five easy methods, so let’s check them out .

Find Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 11 (2022)

In this tutorial, we’ve included five ways to find Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 11, including Settings app, Command Prompt, Control Panel, PowerShell, and a third-party app. On that note, let’s dive in. Expand the table below and skip to the desired section.

View Wi-Fi Password in Windows 11 Using Control Panel

You can find Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 11 via Network and Sharing Center in Control Panel. Follow our instructions below and you will be able to see the passwords of all the Wi-Fi networks saved on your Windows 11 PC. Here’s how it goes:

1. First, use the Windows 11 keyboard shortcut “Windows + R” to open the Run prompt. Here, type ncpa.cpl and press Enter. This will open the Network and Sharing Center directly in Windows 11 Control Panel.

2. Next, right-click on the Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to. Then click “Status” in the context menu.

View Wi-Fi Passwords in Windows 11 (2022)

3. In the “Wi-Fi Status” pop-up window that appears, click “Wireless properties“.

View Wi-Fi Passwords in Windows 11 (2022)

4. Another window will now open. Here, switch to “Securityand check the box next to “Show characters”. It will reveal your current Wi-Fi network password. This is the easiest way to see Wi-Fi password in Windows 11.

View Wi-Fi Passwords in Windows 11 (2022)

Find Wi-Fi Password in Windows 11 Using Settings App

1. You can also find the Wi-Fi password in Windows 11 using the Settings app. Press “Windows + I” to open the Settings app and go to the “Network & Internet” section from the left sidebar.

click on the network and internet option in the settings app

2. Next, click on “Advanced network settings” at the bottom in the right pane.

Find Wi-Fi Password in Windows 11 Using Settings App

2. Next, scroll down and click on “More network adapter options“. It will open the “Network and Sharing Center” in the Control Panel.

Find Wi-Fi Password in Windows 11 Using Settings App

3. Now right click on your “Wi-Fi” adapter and choose “Status” in the context menu.

network card options

4. Then open “Wireless properties” in the pop-up window that appears on your screen.

network card options

5. After that, in the next window, switch to the “Security” tab and enable the “Show characters” to reveal the Wi-Fi password for your current network. Here is how you can view Wi-Fi password using Windows 11 Settings app.

network card options

Find Wi-Fi Password in Windows 11 Using CMD or PowerShell

If you want to find the Wi-Fi password in Windows 11 using Command Prompt or PowerShell, you can do so by following the steps below. We’ve demonstrated the Command Prompt steps, but the same commands also work in PowerShell.

1. Press the Windows key and type “cmd” in the Start menu search bar. Now click on “Execute as administrator” on the right pane. Also, if you still want to open apps as an administrator in Windows 11, follow our linked guide.

Find Wi-Fi Password in Windows 11 with Command Prompt (CMD) or PowerShell

2. In the CMD window, run the command below to display a list of all saved Wi-Fi networks on your Windows 11 PC. Here, note the name of the profile (this is case sensitive) whose password you want to know.

netsh wlan show profiles
Find Wi-Fi Password in Windows 11 with Command Prompt (CMD) or PowerShell

3. Then run the command below with the following syntax. Just replace WiFi profile name with profile name you noted in the step above.

netsh wlan show profile name="WiFi profile name" key=clear
Find Wi-Fi Password in Windows 11 with Command Prompt (CMD) or PowerShell

4. Now run the command and the command prompt will show all the details of that particular Wi-Fi network. Then scroll down and search for “Key content” under “Security Settings”. This is the password for your Wi-Fi network.

Find Wi-Fi Password in Windows 11 with Command Prompt (CMD) or PowerShell

See the Wi-Fi password of all saved networks using a PowerShell script

If you want to check the passwords of all Wi-Fi networks saved on your Windows 11 PC, you can do so with a PowerShell script. A GitHub user has created a handy script that lists all Wi-Fi names and their passwords in a neat table. Here’s how to use it.

1. First of all, open notepad on your PC and paste the code below.

$listProfiles = netsh wlan show profiles | Select-String -Pattern "All User Profile" | %{ ($_ -split ":")[-1].Trim() };
$listProfiles | foreach {
	$profileInfo = netsh wlan show profiles name=$_ key="clear";
	$SSID = $profileInfo | Select-String -Pattern "SSID Name" | %{ ($_ -split ":")[-1].Trim() };
	$Key = $profileInfo | Select-String -Pattern "Key Content" | %{ ($_ -split ":")[-1].Trim() };
	[PSCustomObject]@{
		WifiProfileName = $SSID;
		Password = $Key
	}
}
View Wi-Fi Passwords of All Saved Networks in Windows 11 with PowerShell

2. Now click on “File” in the top menu and select “Save as“.

View Wi-Fi Passwords of All Saved Networks in Windows 11 with PowerShell

3. After that, click on the drop-down menu next to “Save as type” and choose “All Files”. Now give your script file a name. But be sure to add .ps1 (extension) at the end. Finally, save the PS1 file. Be sure to save the file to your Desk. This will make things easier when running the script.

View Wi-Fi Passwords of All Saved Networks in Windows 11 with PowerShell

4. Next, press the Windows key and type “powershell”. Now click on “Execute as administrator” in the right pane.

powershell

5. In the PowerShell window, run the command below to go to the office.

cd ~/Desktop
View Wi-Fi Passwords of All Saved Networks in Windows 11 with PowerShell

6. After that run the below command. Make sure you replace filename with script name. And that’s all. PowerShell will now show all Wi-Fi passwords stored on your Windows 11 PC. How cool is that?

powershell -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File filename.ps1
powershell

View Wi-Fi Passwords of All Networks in Windows 11 Using a Third-Party Tool

If you are looking for a way to see the passwords of all saved Wi-Fi networks in one click on your Windows 11 PC, you can use a third-party tool called WirelessKeyView, developed by NirSoft. It is a free utility that reveals Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 11 with one click. Here’s how it works:

1. Go ahead and download WirelessKeyView from the link here. Scroll down and click on the 64 bit link to download the file. Also note the Zip file password. You will need it to run the program.

WirelessKeyView

2. After downloading the program, right click on it and extract the folder.

WirelessKeyView

3. Open the extracted folder and run WirelessKeyView. It will ask you for a password and you will have to enter the one you noted above.

WirelessKeyView

4. Finally, WirelessKeyView will list all saved Wi-Fi networks with their passwords in the Key column (Ascii). Easy, right?

WirelessKeyView

Quickly See Saved Wi-Fi Passwords in Windows 11

So here are the five ways to find Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 11. From individual Wi-Fi networks to all saved ones, we’ve compiled the best ways to see the password for every network on your PC. Now, if you want to find the IP address on Windows 11 PCs, head over to our linked guide. And to find the Windows 11 startup folder, follow our little tutorial. Finally, if you have any questions, let us know in the comment section below.

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