In Windows 8.1, when I right click a WIFI connection, nothing happens. In Windows 8, there will be a menu and I can view its properties by clicking the "View Properties" menu item and then I can see the password for that WIFI connection. How to do the exact same thing in Windows 8.1? And also how do I tell the OS to forget certain WIFI connection?
I found this on YouTube and it worked for me.
Note: if you don't know your SSID, you can list all Wi-Fi profiles you have connected in the past with following command:
The first version of the command may dump out tens of lines of output
(commonly between 30 and 40 lines).
If you want to see only the password (Key Content),
you can pipe the command through
Example command line will therefore look like:
You can leave out the "
Command line (Manage wireless network profiles) or third party utilities are your options since Microsoft removed the Wireless Profile Manager.
It's not removed actually just do either one of the following:
To see the password for the network, as mentioned in the previous answer,just do the following;
netsh wlan show hostednetwork setting=security
(This assumes you are running a hosted network on your system)
Revert if you need more help
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