If you are using Windows 10 and connecting to the internet through WiFi, you might have configured many Wi-Fi Network profiles on your PC. If you want to remove, delete, or forget any WiFi network profile you have stored on your PC, it is possible with built-in options in Windows 10, which means there is no need to download a freeware tool. To delete or forget the WiFi network profile from Windows 10 PC, you can opt for any of the four options:-
- Command Prompt
- Settings app
- System Tray icon
In this post, we will discuss at least four ways through which you can delete or forget a pre-configured WiFi network profile from Windows 10. These are the following:-
- Eliminate or forget the WiFi network profile from the system tray of Windows 10
- Delete or remove WiFi network profiles using Windows Settings app
- Remove or forget the WiFi network profile using Command Prompt and Windows Registry
- Delete or remove the WiFi network profile using Windows PowerShell
How to Delete or Forget the WiFi Network Profile from the System Tray of Windows 10?
To delete or forget the WiFi network profile using the system tray, perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Click on the system tray on Windows 10 and then click on the
How to Delete or Remove WiFi Network Profiles using Windows Settings app?
To remove or delete a WiFi network profile using Windows Settings app, perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing the
Step 2. In the Settings window that opens, click on the
How to Remove or Forget the WiFi Network Profile using Command Prompt and Windows Registry?
Command prompt is another method to remove or forget the Wi-Fi network profile in Windows 10. If you prefer to use Command Prompt, perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Open an elevated Command Prompt.
To open the Command Prompt as an administrator, press the
Step 2. In the administrator Command Prompt, type the following and hit
netsh wlan show profiles
The above command will list the network profiles connected to your PC at least once in the past.
To remove all the WiFi network profiles at once, you can use the following command:-
netsh wlan delete profile name=*
Step 3. If you want to delete any network profile (for my example, we have two network profiles: Galaxy M3143FD and JioJi), execute the following command:-
netsh wlan delete profile name="Galaxy M3143FD"
In the above command, replace “Galaxy M3143FD” with your network profile which you want to delete.
Once you execute the above command, you will receive a notification message that the profile is deleted from the interface “Wi-Fi.”
Step 4. To altogether remove it from your Windows, now you have to clean the registry. Now, press
Step 5. In the Registry Editor window that opens, navigate, or browse for the following key from the left side pane:-
How to Delete or Remove the WiFi Network Profile using Windows PowerShell?
Like Command Prompt, you can also use Windows PowerShell to delete a WiFi network profile from your Windows 10 computer or notebook. Windows PowerShell also uses the same commands to find and delete network profiles.
Step 2. In the Administrator Windows PowerShell, type the following and hit
netsh wlan show profiles
The above command will list all the WiFi network profiles of your Windows PC.
Step 3. Note down the network profile which you want to delete from your Windows PC, and issue the following command:-
netsh wlan delete profile name="JioJi"
Note: Replace JioJio with your network profile name, which you want to delete.
Once you complete the above step, the selected Wi-Fi network profile is deleted from your Windows 10 PC.
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