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How to Find WiFi Passwords in PC MacOS And Windows Systems

Have you been in a situation whereby you need to share your
Wi-Fi connection
to your other devices, just from your system, it may be from
your PC MacOS or from Windows PC to your iPhone, iPad or Android mobile devices
and vice versa. But couldn’t remember the password to your Wi-Fi hot-spot
anymore. Although, already the password
has been entered and saved in your computer before. If that has been the case,
then this is how to find or discover such password from your system and get it
connected to your newly or old devices.
 In this post, I have
explained how to find or retrieve your forgotten Wifi password saved in your
Desktop or laptop computers, be it (windows 10, 8, 7 etc & on Mac Operating
Systems) . So you can easily connect to all the wifi networks saved on your PC
after going through this tutorial.

How to find wifi security password on MacOS & Windows PC

How to Find Wifi Passwords on Windows Systems.
Finding wifi hotspots passwords on Windows involves two
different methods. So, you will choose either the first method or second from
below, in other to get your Wi-Fi security password recovered on your PC. The
two different ways are:
>1. Through Command Prompt commands.
>2. Using a dedicated third-party tool.
First Method:
1). Which is finding Wi-Fi passwords with Command Prompt. 
> Now on your PC keyboard, press Windows + R keys and
type cmd in the Run dialog in other to open the Command Prompt window.
> Next, run the below given command:
netsh wlan show profiles
Doing this will display the list of all the saved WiFi SSIDs
in your Windows PC. So from this list, you will get to find the Wi-Fi password
for the respective SSID by using the next command.
> From here, enter the below mentioned command and ensure
to replace Wi-Fi SSID section using the exact WiFi SSID in which you wish to
unveil its password.
netsh wlan show profile name=WiFi SSID key=clear
> After the replacement of Wi-Fi SSID with the Wi-Fi you
want to find its password detail with from above, then you will get to see
loads of information about the respective Wi-Fi connection. And you should see
the Wi-Fi password written next to key content section.
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Second Method:
2). How to Find WiFi passwords with a third-party tool
This particular method of finding your Wi-Fi password is
very easy and fast when using a third party tool. This third party tool will
show you all the passwords and SSIDs in a single interface without having you
do much operation.
So for the purpose of that, I am recommending a special
Nirsoft utility –WirelessKeyView,
for this operation. The software is free and
very easy to use.
Now download and install the WirelessKeyView app to your PC
Windows system, then launch. After opening the app, you will get to see all the
passwords and SSID saved in your computer. You can now copy the data and get
your other device connected with it.
How to find MacOS
Wi-Fi passwords.
Getting to access Wi-Fi passwords in MacOS PC is easy too’,
as all you need to do in other to view the security codes, is to login with an
administrator account with the username and password for the account.
It’s assumed you have the username and password to the
administrator mode, then below is steps on how to access saved WiFi passwords
on your Mac:
>1. The passwords are stored in the Keychain Access app, now
open it from your device’s Applications located in Utilities folder.
>2. From the step, choose system from the left-hand panel
and choose Passwords in the Category section.
>3. Now you should see a list of saved WiFi networks and
along with their respective SSID.
>4. From here, to reveal the password of any network, just
double click on it.
>5. Ones the options for that specific network shows up,
just check the checkbox next, in other to display password and authenticate by
entering the username and password of the current user account in which you
logged in with previously. And after a successful authentication, the password
to that network will be revealed.
How to troubleshoot Wi-Fi connectivity
That’s all for this tutorial. But you should know that there
are other several ways of discovering saved WiFi passwords in your iOS and
Windows computers.
And these ones mentioned above are simply the easiest so
far. However, if you have any method in displaying Wi-Fi password different
from above guides, you can kindly share with us using the comment box below.
Thank you.