Is your Wi-Fi list filled and you need to add a new network? If that’s the case, you’ll be looking to clear up some space to add a new network, as your Windows 10 device only saves a certain number of networks. Besides this, there is even a threat that a dormant network that appears to be a public connection might steal your data. Though not so easy but it is not impossible. Well, this could happen to any device and nearly every platform. Windows is the most vulnerable among all and keeping this in view we are here to explain a few methods on how you could delete saved Windows 10 Wi-Fi networks.
See also: How to disable Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10
Deleting Saved Windows 10 Wi-Fi Networks:
The Basic Method: The easiest and basic way to remove a network from the Wi-Fi list is that click on the network icon shown on the right corner of the screen which will pop-up a list of networks associated or available. Find the network from the list you want to delete and click and hold it for a couple of seconds or simply right-click it to open a drop-down menu. From the menu, click forget which will delete the connection.
This option is applicable as long as your device is in the range of the network to be deleted. Else it will not show the network in that list.
From the Network Settings: If the basic method does not work, you will have to go through this option. All you have to do is that click the network icon in the notification area of the start menu bar or the system tray. That would be on the bottom right corner of the screen unless you have changed the orientation. A menu would pop-up showing all the available networks and the basic Wi-Fi controls.
Right above the controls is the Network Settings. Click it open and it will take you to the Networks and Internet window. There you would see the networks once again, scroll down and click on Manage Wi-Fi Settings just below the Advanced Options. A new window will open with the options for Paid Services and Manage Known Networks.
From the Manage Known Networks, click on the network you wish to delete. A menu would appear in the bottom with Share and Forget options. Click Forget and that network would be deleted from the library.
Deleting Network using Settings App: Another method that you could use to delete the network is from the Settings App. Open the Settings App and choose Network & Internet option that should be on the left side of all other options. From the Network & Internet window, choose Wi-Fi, shown just beneath the status. From there, click on the Manage Known Networks which will open up the list of all the connected and available networks. Find the network you want to delete, and if you are unable to find it, use the Search This List filter to find it immediately. Next, click on the appeared network and choose to Forget which will remove the network.
Expert and Old Options: If you had been using Windows 8 for long or want to go using the old techniques, you may delete the network using this method. Open the Command Prompt as the administrator. Well, you will have to search for the Command Prompt from the Start menu as it is known shown in the apps. Once the Command Prompt is open, enter “netsh wlan show profiles” which in result will bring a list of all the connected and remembered networks saved with the profile names. Find the profile you want to delete. Suppose the profile name of the network is Alexander4217, then you have to enter the command: netsh wlan delete profile name=“Alexander4217”.
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