How to unlock Pdf Password Protected files

Portable Document Format is also known as PDF created to contain more than just text words. The purpose of the PDF file is to add media files, text, Images, Videos, Graphics, and more. The PDF file helps the professional people to explain a topic more broadly, so you can deliver a better presentation or sales presentation.

PDF comes with encryption that helps the users to seal the file, and no one can access it until they know the security password to unlock it.

Many people create PDF files, and they add a security password, so no can have access to it. But, the major problem with password protected files it that after you forget the password, then there is no way you can unlock it. Allow us to show you how to remove password from PDF files in a few clicks.

1. Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat downloaded and used by millions of people around the world, and they have advertised Acrobat in a way that people remember Adobe for PDF viewer. You can remove password from PDF files without any issues.

Note: This method requires you to have access to the password.

Step 1: I presume that you have Adobe PDF editor installed, and open the PDF file in it, and type the password to open it. You have to click on the “lock icon” on the left side of the window, and then you have to select “Permission Details.”

Step 2: In the second step, you have to click on “Security Method” box, and you have to select “no security,” and then click on “OK” to confirm to remove password from PDF file.

Step 3: At the end, you have to click on “File” and then click on “Save” to confirm the changes.

We need the password to remove password from PDF file because no registered software can provide you with a password remover tool because it’s illegal in several countries. The encryption used to add the password might be basic or advanced, but registered software companies are not allowed to add password removing tools.

If you have Adobe PDF Editor installed on your machine, then you can give it a shot.

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2. Use Chrome Browser

Did you know that you can save a PDF file using Chrome Browser, and remove password from PDF files indirectly! Unfortunately, you need the password to open it first; then you can save it to your Windows or Mac OS X machine.

Allow us to show you how you can remove password from PDF file using Google Chrome.

Step 1: Launch the latest Chrome browser on your machine, and open the folder that has the PDF file. You have to drag & drop or you have to right-click the mouse to select “open with” and open the PDF file in the browser.

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Step 2: You have to click once at the top to view the options, and you have to click on PRINT to remove the password from PDF.

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Step 3: It’s time to click on the change to change the format.

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Step 4: A small Window will pop-up on your screen, and you have to click on the “save as PDF” to confirm the changes.

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Step 5: You can complete the process by clicking on the “save” then select the location to save the file.

Google cannot add a password remover to the browser because the company did not design it to remove password from protected PDF files. In this case, you need to have the password to open it and save it as another PDF file.

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3. Wondershare PDF Password Remover

Wondershare is a successful Chinese company that develops a lot of programs for the customers all around the world. The Wondershare has developed a PDF password remover because it doesn’t violate the policies of the Chinese government so that they can provide you with a legal password remover, and it is an effective solution.

Now, the Wondershare does not offer free solutions at all, and you have to buy the PDF remover for $29.99, and it is a lifetime license that you can use for the coming years. The interesting part is that they allow you to use a trial version that comes with one or two limitations. The trial version is right for the individuals who want to remove password from PDF.

Step 1: Download, Install, and launch the Wondershare PDF password remover, and click on “ADD FILES” from the main top menu.

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Step 2: Now, you have to locate the file from the small window, and it will open it in the PDF password remover.

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Step 3: Now, you have to click on the “start” to remove password from PDF, and it will be a few moments to several minutes depending on the encryption.

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Step 4: The trial version allows you to remove password from 5 PDF pages.

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Step 5: I have already mentioned that it takes time to decrypt the password, and the original remains untouched and unedited.

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Step 6: You can click on the “destination” to open the converted files, and the newly created file does not have a password.

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Wondershare PDF password tool allows you to Remove password from five PDF pages, and uninstalling the program from your machine is not a simple task. I recommend you to use it in a virtual machine.

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Wondershare PDF password remover works most of the times, but make sure to test it by using the trial version; then you can consider buying it. Let us know what do you think about the solutions in the comment section below.

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