How to Recover Lost Wi-Fi Password Using a Laptop

How to Recover Lost Wi-Fi Password Using a Laptop


Living in our digitally connected, a lost Wi-Fi password can be a notable inconvenience. Whether you've recently changed your Wi-Fi password and forgotten it or moved into a new place with an existing network, worry no! In this complete guide to assist you, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of recovering a lost Wi-Fi password using your laptop. So, let's get started on restoring your connectivity.

Recovering Lost Wi-Fi Password Using Command Prompt (cmd)

If you've lost your Wi-Fi password, you can retrieve it using Command Prompt (cmd).

Follow these steps: Method 1

1. Open Command Prompt with As as Administrator:

Click on the Search icon and type "Command Prompt" Right-click on Command Prompt and click on "Run as Administrator".


1. netsh wlan show profile

A list of all saved Wi-Fi profiles name on your laptop will be displayed after this command.

2. netsh wlan show profile name="Wi-Fi_Name" key=clear

Look for the "Wi-Fi Password" entry under the "Security settings" section. The next to "Key Content" is the Wi-Fi password.

  • Ensure that you have administrative privileges to run these commands.
  • Replace "Wi-Fi_Name" with the exact name of your Wi-Fi network name (SSID).
  • The displayed password in Key Content.

Note: This method provides a straightforward way to retrieve the Wi-Fi password for a network to which your laptop was connected. Always be mindful of your system's security and privacy when using command-line tools.

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