How to Forget/Remove a Wi-Fi Network on Windows 10

Do you want to remove the saved password of a Wi-Fi network?

As you know Windows saves the network password each time you connect to it, this way you don’t have to enter the same password every time you want to connect.

Every network you connect to is saved automatically and after a couple of years of use, you will have many Wi-Fi profiles that you may have forgotten when and why you connected to them.

In this tutorial, you will discover 4 ways to remove network profiles from your Windows 10 PC.

Let’s dive in!

1. Forget a Wi-Fi Network the Easy Way

The easiest way if the network is near you is to right-click on the network and choose “Forget“.

This way you will remove the password from your PC and you will need to type in the password another time to get it saved.

2. Forget a Wi-Fi Network from Settings App

If the network is far from you then you will have to use the Settings App.

Open Settings by using the Windows+I keyboard shortcut, then click on “Network & Internet“.

Open the Wi-Fi page and click on “Manage known networks“.

Here you will find a list of all the networks you connected to previously, just click on each network and delete by clicking on “Forget“.

3. Forget a Wi-Fi Network from PowerShell

If you want a more advanced option you can try forgetting your networks using PowerShell.

Open Run prompt using the Windows+R keyboard shortcut and type in powershell.

Use these commands to view and remove network profiles:

netsh wlan show profiles
netsh wlan delete profile name=""

4. Forget a Wi-Fi Network from Registry Editor

If you are a Registry kind of a guy or want to remove hidden network profiles then this method is the most complete.

Open Run and type in regedit.

Browse to this path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles\

Right-click on the profile key to delete, you can verify the profile/network name by checking the “ProfileName” string value.

There you have it!

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below ;)

See you in the next tutorial.

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