WifiPasswordReveal: A script to reveal all the saved WiFi passwords in Windows 7 and above

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The “How to show saved Windows 7 Wifi passwords” turned out to be a popular article and to make the life of my readers easier, I decided to apply a newly acquired knowledge and write a tool to make it SUPER EASY to get all the saved WiFi passwords without needing administrative privileges and without having to click through various settings dialogs.

Note: In some cases, if the script fails to run, then you may want to run the script as administrator.

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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):

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

Step 2 – List all network adapters

Select “Change adapter settings”

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

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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:

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Then switch to the “Security” tab:

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Press “Show characters” to reveal the password.

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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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Resetting NTFS files security and permission in Windows

UPDATE:

I have released a new graphical user interface utility to reset the files permissions.

Try it out!

I was running Vista with two NTFS partitions (C: and D:), then formatted C: partition and installed Windows 7. The second partition (D:) had some files security set on files and folders.

After Windows 7 was installed, some files on drive D: were not accessible anymore and I was getting “Access Denied”. I tried to right-click/properties on the folders that were not accessible and changed their owner and changed permissions but still some folders were still inaccessible not matter what I did.

After some research, it turned out the tool “cacls” that allows one to display or change ACLs (access control lists) can help to reset ACLs. In Windows 7 it is called “icalcs”.

To reset files permissions, follow these easy 3 steps:

Step 1: Run “cmd” as Administrator.

Note: In MS Windows 8 and above, press the Win+X keys, then choose “Command Prompt (Admin)”.

Step 2: Go to the drive or folder in question, for example:

CD /D D:

Step 3: To reset all the files permissions, type:

icacls * /T /Q /C /RESET

That’s it! After that, the files permissions were reset and I could access them back again.

Very Important note:

Step 3 is irreversible. Make sure you backup the permissions before you proceed!

It is possible that “icacls” might fail. For that try to take ownership of the files first. Just before Step (3), please type the following command:

takeown /R /F *

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