I recently replaced my laptop and I need to restore my WIFI directory containing my many username/password accounts. Are they stored in a file ? Or where can I find them to transfer to my new computer , thanks

  • Like, passwords stored in your web browser? Or actual passwords for network connections?
    – Tortoise
    Nov 4 '12 at 23:52
  • Do you still have the old laptop? If so, just download Cain & Abel on it and dump your passwords.
    – cutrightjm
    Nov 4 '12 at 23:55

You can access the WEP/WPA passwords for your wireless network connections by doing the following:

  1. Open the Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel
  2. Click Manage wireless networks in the left-hand menu
  3. Right-click a connection and click Properties
  4. Go to the Security tab
  5. Check Show characters to reveal the network password

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