How to show saved Windows 8 and Windows 10 Wifi passwords

In this blog post, I am going to illustrate how to reveal the saved Wifi passwords under Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 in three easy steps.

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Alternative method

You can just use the WifiPasswordReveal script to automatically reveal the saved password with a click of a button!

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Step 1 – Open the Network and Sharing Center

Right click on the wireless networks icon in the tray bar (just next the clock):


Then right click on select “Open network and sharing center”

Step 2 – List all network adapters

Select “Change adapter settings”


This will give you a list of all available network adapters:


Step 3 – Show the WiFi properties and reveal the password

Double click on the Wifi card adapter icon for which you want to retrieve the password. In my case, I double-clicked on the “Wi-Fi” card.

The “Wi-Fi Status” dialog will show up. Press the “Wireless Properties” button:


Then switch to the “Security” tab:


Press “Show characters” to reveal the password.

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