Getting saved Wi-Fi passwords

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Today I learned an easy way to retrieve stored Wi-Fi passwords on a machine without installing an external application. The original article is in the resources section.

All it takes is 2 commands:

First list all the previous WiFi connections with this command:

netsh wlan show profiles

Then copy the connection name and replace ConnectionName in the command below:

netsh wlan show profile name="ConnectionName" key=clear