How to recover your lost wifi password from your PC (Windows)

This particular solution is applicable only on following scenario.

  1. That your PC had a wifi connection to the existing wifi router.
  2. That you forgot the wifi password and not able to get it back from wifi router also.

NOTE: This solution provides wifi password recover, not hacking and snooping into other wifi networks! and current wifi ssid in this document is blurred for security purpose.

SOLUTION:

Open command prompt in administrator privileges and type in the command to see the list of wifi APs

—-netsh wlan show profiles – This command will list out the wifi AP with their SSID (wifi name).

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Now you need to select the wifi name for which you need to recover the password. To do so type the following command.

—- netsh wlan show profiles [wifi name]–This will show all information about the wifi network and SECURITY KEY (PRESENT) means it has a password.

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Now to recover the password type in the following command.

—-netsh wlan show profiles (wifi ap name) key=clear—This command will reflect the password under security settings-> Key Content.

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