Laptop users who often need to connect to wireless networks surely know how hard it may be to remember the password for each of them, especially when having to deal with more complex passphrases.
If that's the case, you most likely need WirelessKeyView, a simple yet very efficient solution that can help you recover a wireless network password that was used on your system a while ago.
As we found out while testing it, the application is very easy to use and it doesn’t even require installation. All you have to do is to download the archive, decompress the files and double click the executable. The interface is very simple, almost minimal and this is perhaps the best thing about this utility.
You should note that WirelessKeyView is able to recover only the network WPA / WPA keys that were stored by Windows and not by a third-party software. Also, the program can be just as easily run via command-line and it has several parameters for that purpose, options that will enable you to save the list of wireless keys in various formats.
The 'Advanced Options' will enable you to load the wireless keys of the user that is currently logged but you can also select a different location and get the keys from an external instance of a Windows installation.
WirelessKeyView is really a great helper if you need to retrieve a network password you once used to connect your notebook to a WiFi network. It is very lightweight and easy to use so it's worth a try to see if you'll keep it in your utility belt.