I personally use strong passwords for my WIFI in windows 10 and sometimes I forget them, but thankfully, Windows makes it very easy to find the network password when needed.
It’s not uncommon to forget your WIFI password as you only need to enter it once on your computer, and it will automatcally connect to your network when the network is near.
If you forget your WIFI password and you need to give it to someone or want to use it on other devices, so there is multiple ways that you can find your forgotten WIFI password on your computer.
Use Windows settings to view WiFi password
As you have an administrator account on your computer and don’t have any restrictions, so these are the steps to find the WIFI password on Windows
Here are the steps
Go to your Windows Start menu and click on Settings and then click on Network & Intenet.
In the Status section, scroll down and click on Netwok and Sharing Center.
Now click on your WiFi name in the View your active networks section.
When the WiFi Status window opens, click on Wireless Properties here.
Afterward, go to the Security tab and check the checkbox next to Show characters to view your WiFi password.
Find WiFi password directly from the control panel
There is a second method to view the WIFI password if you cannot access Windows 10 Setting at all?
In this method, you can directly access your WIFI network setting using the Windows Run command.
Open the Run dialog box by pressing the key on your keyboard Windows+R key and type the ncpa.cpl in the box and then click on OK.
Using the command you can directly open your network connection in the control panle, Right-Click on your WIFI network here and select Status from the context menu.
Click on Wireless Properties in the WiFi Status window.
Now click on the Security tab and then click on Show characters to reveal your WiFi password.
Use a Power Shell command
In the Power Shell command, you can use the Network Shell (Netsh) command to view the network details including its password.
You can also check the password of all the networks your computer has connected to previously. for example, if you want to know the password of your office network, you can use this method to know the password. However, this method will not work if you have used the forget option to forget the network details.
for this method first you need to know the name of your WIFI network to use the netsh command.
Note: You can use these same commands in Command Prompt, too, if you cannot access Power Shell for some reason.
Right-Click on the Windows start menu and select the Power Shell from the list.
Here you can enter this command netsh wlan show profiles and press the Enter key. You will see all the saved networks’ names under the User Profile section.
You can copy the network name from here and you could use it in the next line command.
To know the password of any saved network, use the below-given command and replace the WIFINAME with the actual name of the network.
netsh wlan show profile “name=wifiname” key=clear
After replacing the network name press on Enter key, you will see all the information about this network. Here in the Security Settings section, the password will be written next to Key Content.
The all above methods should work fine with windows 10 to find the WIFI password.