Sunday, February 07, 2021

Find Saved Wi-Fi Passwords

Recently, the screen on my ThinkPad X250 died.

It kept running. I just had to work around the defective part of the screen.

I bought a refurbished ThinkPad X390 and moved on.

Until I needed the password (pre-shared key) for a Wi-Fi network that I couldn't remember.

That's easier than I imagined. iTechtics has a great article on it.

For me, the easiest way was to run a simple Windows command.
  1. Open command prompt (Press the Windows key and then just type "com" without the quotes).
  2. Run the following command:
    netsh wlan show profile name=WifiConnectionName key=clear
Replace WifiConnectionName with the Wifi SSID

That was almost too easy.

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