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How To Delete Wireless Profiles In Windows 8



In Windows 8.1, the right-click option is gone. What's an easy way to manage my wireless network profiles in Windows 8.1 (without being connected to it)? If at all possible I'd like to avoid third-party software for this task, and although I'm sure I can do this from Powershell, I'd like my convenience back.




How to Delete Wireless Profiles in Windows 8



Start the Command Prompt with Admin rights, and type netsh wlan show profiles. It will display all the wireless network profiles stored by Windows 8.1. The list can be long if you used your laptop or tablet for more than a couple of weeks.


When you connect to a new Wi-Fi network it is added and stored in a list of profiles. Over a period of time the list can become quite large. The following instructions guide you through the process of deleting a wireless profile that is no longer needed.To delete a wireless network profile in Windows 10:


I have a whole pile of old Wireless profiles that have been collecting dust. I know I can use NETSH to view and delete them, but the process is very manual. Do you know if there is an easier way to clear them up?


I know the process you mean, I had to do this a few years ago on one of my old laptops. I had wireless profiles from my home, hotels, offices, coffee shops. It was just silly. I think there were about twenty-five or more at the time.


Replace folder=C:\wifi with the path to the folder where you want to store the backup. It will create XML files, one per wireless profile: Note: This command will save all your wireless profiles along with stored passwords. In case you want to create a backup without passwords, just omit the 'key=clear' part of the command, i.e.:


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