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How to Find the Wi-Fi Password on a Windows 10 OS

You’d think that finding the Wi-Fi Password on a Windows 10 OS — for the SSID you’re connected to would be a breeze. Ironically, it isn’t, and the only reason I can think of why this is a bit involved is for security reasons.

In any case, follow the five steps along to find your Wi-Fi password on Windows 10.

Step 1: Navigate to the Main Wi-Fi Settings

However else, or like most of us do, search for “wifi settings” (without the quotes) in your start menu, and select the best match option.

searching for wifi settings
As shown, upon searching, go with the best match option.

Step 2: Go the The “Network and Sharing Center”

Within your main Wi-Fi Settings, under related settings, click on “Network and Sharing Center.”

opening network and sharing center
As illustrated, open the network and sharing center.

Step 3: Select Your Wi-Fi Network

As soon as you head over to the section in step 2, you’d notice that the Wi-Fi you’re connected to, is listed under View your active networks. Once you see that, click on it. (Screenshot below for reference).

viewing your active network in windows 10
Select your active network.

Step 4: Select “Wireless Properties” From the Subsequent Pop-Up

Once you choose your Wi-Fi, upon click, there would be a subsequent pop-up. On there, you should see a button called Wireless Properties. Hit that button to get to the final step.

selecting wireless properties for an existing ssid
Hit the Wireless Properties button to get to the final step.

Step 5: Reveal Your Wi-Fi Password

In this final step, head over to the security tab first. Next, hit the show characters checkbox to reveal the Wi-Fi password eventually. (screenshot below for reference).

Final step to finding the wi-fi password on a Windows 10 OS
The final step of revealing the Wi-Fi password on a Windows 10 OS.

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In order to find the Wi-Fi password on a Windows 10 OS, there is a process you’d need to abide by. Fortunately, or unfortunately, it is not as straightforward as making a few clicks, as you’d expect.

Hopefully, this post has helped in demonstrating the exact steps.