How to show saved Windows 7 Wifi passwords

In this blog post, I am going to illustrate how to view saved Wifi keys under Windows 7 in four easy steps.

Alternative method

You can just use the WifiPasswordReveal script to automatically reveal the saved password with a click of a button without needing administrative privileges!

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Let’s get started!

Step 1 – Right click on the wireless networks icon


After right clicking select “Open network and sharing center”


Step 2 – Select “Manage wireless networks”


This will give you a list of previously configured wireless networks

Step 3 – Select the desired network


Select the desired network and double click it or right-click and select “Properties”

Step 4 – Reveal the password

In the properties dialog / “Security” tab, click on the “Show characters” checkbox to reveal the password:


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15 thoughts on “How to show saved Windows 7 Wifi passwords

  1. this works wonders lol. i work in a call center for an isp. i often forget the steps but now that i get so many calls from customers who lost their key, this has entrenched it in my head forever. great pics

  2. I am using Maxidix Wifi Suite for this. This all-in-one wifi tool allows to export all the wifi profiles in one click. After that you can import all the profiles to the same or another computer.

  3. You could import that profile back with:
    Start: cmd.exe
    netsh wlan add profile filename=”Network.xml” user=current

    and then do as described in this articel! 😉

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