The 2 Command Prompt Commands To Find The WiFi Password!
Now the only problem was that if I use a new router I would have to update its SSID (i.e. the new router's name) and its password on all the devices at home, such as mobiles, tablets, laptops, TVs, and whatnot.
But there was a better way! Why not simply change the name and password of the new router to match my previous router. Right? This way I would not have to update and configure every other device.
The plan was awesome, but then another problem emerged. I forgot my previous router's password. LOL
But wait if there is some technical issue, I should be able to solve it, right? Hell Ya!
So I simply followed 2 simple steps through which I came to know the password of my previous router, after which I successfully updated the same on my new router and everything was sorted.
So do you want to know how I found my previous router's password? Well, this post is for the same, so keep on reading, besides you won't believe how easy it is.
Steps To Find Your WiFi Password
- From your Windows10 Laptop's search bar, enter cmd
- Open the command prompt as an administrator, if you don't run the command prompt as an administrator then this trick will not work
- Now type in your command 1: netsh wlan show profile and hit enter
- It will list the number of networks your laptop had been connected to in the past
- Now type in your command 2: netsh wlan export profile folder=c:\ key=clear and hit enter
- What this will do is, it will create a bunch of files, i.e. 1 file per 1 network name, in the C drive, which will have a bunch of details of that network along with its password.
So, simply open the desired network file in notepad and you'll find your network password between the <keyMaterial>Your Password</keyMaterial> tags.
So, was this helpful? I believe yes it was, do let me know in the comments below if I am right or not. 😉