Rename and Delete Network Profiles on Win10 (Plus Win8 and Win8.1)


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
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    Rename and Delete Network Profiles on Win10 (Plus Win8 and Win8.1)


    Unlike Windows Vista and Windows 7, Microsoft has dropped the GUI to manage (rename, delete and merge) network profiles on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (Why??)

    Unused network profiles accumulate in the registry. I was able to see computers with regular access to public hot spots, containing more than 100 network profiles in the system for no purpose.

    So I made this piece of software to manage (rename and delete) network profiles on windows.

    The program is very simple but you can read the text file in the 7zip.

    Hope it helps.

    Mirror: NetProf10

    Ilanio Castro
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  2. Posts : 35,402
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Thanks- helpful..

    there's Method 2 here- in Settings: only deletion though
    Four ways to forget a WiFi network in Windows 10 | Digital Citizen

    and (just for comparison)

    Delete Wireless Network Profile in Windows 10
    Last edited by dalchina; 08 May 2021 at 09:57.
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  3. Posts : 5,199
    Windows 11 Home
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    Ilanio said:
    Hope it helps.
    Huge thanks, exactly what I was just looking for, removing ethernet networks and renaming the current one.
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    TairikuOkami said:
    Huge thanks, exactly what I was just looking for, removing ethernet networks and renaming the current one.
    Thank you for feedback! Glad to hear you!

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    dalchina said:
    Thanks- helpful...
    You are welcome!
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  5. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #5

    If I want to rename/delete a profile, I will go to the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Matthew Wai said:
    If I want to rename/delete a profile, I will go to the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles
    This is exactly what the program does, but in an easy way :)

    The readme file in the zip describes three alternative ways to change profile names, including changes on the registry...
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #7

    Rename and Delete Network Profiles on Win10 (Plus Win8 and Win8.1)-network_profile_name_changer.png

    If someone need an alternative can use Network Profile Name Changer v1.1 - Portable freeware

    Download
    https://www.sordum.org/files/downloa...e-name-changer
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