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  • Question

  • I was changing the operating system (7 to 8.1) on my work computer and I wanted to backup all of my wireless networks that I use.  So I performed the netsh command:

    netsh wlan export profile folder="location"

    After installing the operating system I imported the profiles:

    netsh wlan add profile filename="filenames"

    I can see that the profiles exist on the computer with and are listed as "all user profiles" with the command:

    nesth wlan show profiles

    The problem is that none of the profiles work.  My computer does not connect to any of the networks.  It requires that I manually connect to the networks and enter a password.  I thought the netsh commands would keep me from having to do this at every wireless network I use (I use many wireless networks on a daily basis).  

    Did I do something wrong with the commands or is this not how they are supposed to work?

    Monday, September 8, 2014 1:27 PM

Answers

  • Did you check this URL?

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/45540-wireless-network-profile-backup-restore-windows-8-a.html


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by lapello Monday, September 8, 2014 11:41 PM
    Monday, September 8, 2014 2:00 PM
  • Yup, that is the answer.  I wish -

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755301(v=ws.10).aspx#bkmk_wlanExportProf

    - would have said that.  For those that don't want to click on the link, you need "key=clear" in the command so the network key is stored in plain text.


    • Edited by lapello Monday, September 8, 2014 11:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by Roger LuModerator Friday, October 10, 2014 7:01 AM
    Monday, September 8, 2014 11:40 PM

All replies

  • Did you check this URL?

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/45540-wireless-network-profile-backup-restore-windows-8-a.html


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by lapello Monday, September 8, 2014 11:41 PM
    Monday, September 8, 2014 2:00 PM
  • Yup, that is the answer.  I wish -

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755301(v=ws.10).aspx#bkmk_wlanExportProf

    - would have said that.  For those that don't want to click on the link, you need "key=clear" in the command so the network key is stored in plain text.


    • Edited by lapello Monday, September 8, 2014 11:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by Roger LuModerator Friday, October 10, 2014 7:01 AM
    Monday, September 8, 2014 11:40 PM