How to Delete/Forget WiFi Network Profiles in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 lacks of visual tools for managing network profiles and doesn’t offer the “Forget this network” option in the Networks pane. In the previous os 8, just navigate to the Network and Sharing Center and get it from contextual menu. If the wireless networks’s password has been changed, you will have problem to remove it.

How to Delete or Forget WiFi Network Profiles in Windows 8.1
* By a visual interface way if the network is in range
1. From your desktop, click/tap the Wireless Networking icon in the system tray.
2. In the Networks pane, select the name (Security Set Identifier – SSID), which you want to remove, from the list, and click “Connect” button.
3. When it can’t connect to this network, Windows 8.1 will show an error message “Help me solve connection problems” with a “Forget network” button. Now click on it to delete.

* By the Command Prompt Way requiring administrator right
1. Press Win + X on your keyboard, and click on “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the Power User menu.
2. First you need to view wireless network profiles by typing the following command and pressing Enter:

netsh wlan show profiles

Identify one of the profile names and run the command to remove it:

netsh wlan delete profile name=”your-profile-name”

3. If you need to forget all Wireless Networks and delete profiles in Windows 8.1, try to run this command:

netsh wlan delete profile name=* i=*


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