Did you ever wonder where all your Windows WiFi passwords go? You visit lots of places, often logging into their WiFi network with their passwords, but you never see their passwords again. They are all still on your PC, but how can you see what WiFi connections you’ve used and their passwords?
There are ways to access your WiFi information in Windows from Settings, but it’s cumbersome, particularly if you want to see the information for all the WiFi locations you’ve logged into with the passwords. A very easy way to get your WiFi information, including passwords, is to use a free program called “WirelessKeyView”. This software is from the Nirsoft website which has an extremely useful collection of free Windows utilities. The WirelessKeyView program works with all versions of Windows from XP and thereafter.
WirelessKeyView may be downloaded at NirSoft by paging down to the “Feedback” section where the download links for 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available. It is portable, so there is no installation. Just run what you have downloaded and it will display something like this (columns intentionally narrowed by me):
Not only will it display all the above information, but it also “allows you to easily save all keys to a text/HTML/XML file, or copy a single key to the clipboard. You can also export your wireless keys into a file and import these keys into another computer”.
How To Delete WiFi Data You No Longer Use Or Want
Let’s say you find ancient WiFi data you no longer use or want. Here is how you can delete them:
- Click on the Windows Start button and then click on “Settings”
- Click on “Network & Internet”
- Click on “WiFi” (along the left edge)
- Click on “Manage known networks”
- Now you should see a list of all WiFi network connections you’ve used
- Click on each one that you want to delete and then click the “Forget” button to delete it (see image below)
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