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4 Easy ways to REMOVE PDF PASSWORD or UNLOCK A PDF FILE

Some PDFs are encrypted with a password, which you'll need to enter each time you want to view the document. If you're keeping the PDF in a secure location, you can remove the password to save yourself some inconvenience.
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We'll cover four ways to do this here: A convenient trick that works in all operating systems with applications you already have,the official method that requires Adobe Acrobat.These methods assume you know the password to the encrypted PDF file,while the other methods just REMOVE PDF PASSWORD.Unfortunately, there's no easy way to UNLOCK A PDF FILE password if you don't know it.



1. A Convenient Trick: Print to PDF

This may seem a little silly, but you can easily and conveniently remove the password from a PDF file by opening it and printing it to a new PDF. Your system will create a duplicate copy of the PDF, and that duplicate copy won't have a password.

This trick will only work if the PDF doesn't have any printing restrictions. However, many PDF files are just password-protected to provide encryption and can be printed normally once you provide the password.

Open the passworded PDF document. Click the "Print" button on the PDF toolbar while viewing the password-protected document.
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Click the "Change" button under Destination and select "Save as PDF". Click the "Save" button and you'll be prompted to provide a name and location for your new PDF. Your new PDF will contain the same content as the original PDF, but won't be password-protected.
                                 Print to PDF
This method will work in Chrome on any operating system, but you can perform the same trick with other applications and PDF printers. For example, Windows 10 includes a PDF printer, which means you can do this in Microsoft Edge or any other PDF viewer on Windows.

For example, open a password protected PDF document in Microsoft Edge and provide the password to view it. Click the "Print" button on the PDF viewer toolbar after you have.
                                  Use Adobe Acrobat Pro

Select the "Microsoft Print to PDF" printer and click "Print". You'll be prompted to choose a name and location for your new PDF file.

You can do this trick in any PDF viewer on Windows 10. Just select the "Microsoft Print to PDF" printer. On older versions of Windows, you'll need to install a third-party PDF printer before you can perform this trick (or just use Chrome).
                                   Print to PDF

This method also works in other operating systems. On a Mac, you can do this with Preview, or any other PDF viewer and the built-in PDF printing feature.

Open the protected document in Preview and provide the password it requires. Click File > Print to open the print dialog.
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Click the "PDF" menu button at the bottom of the print dialog and select "Save as PDF". Enter a file name and location for your new PDF file when prompted. The new PDF file will have the same contents as the original, but no password.
                                     Print to PDF

2. The Official Method: Use Adobe Acrobat Pro

This is a different program from the free Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF viewer that most people have. Adobe Acrobat Pro will work even if the PDF has printing restrictions, and can't be printed in other applications using the above trick.

Open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Pro and provide its password to view it. Click the lock icon at the left side of the window and click "Permission Details". You can also click File > Properties and click the "Security" tab.
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Click the "Security Method" box, select "No Security", and click "OK" to remove the password.
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Click File > Save to save your changes. You can also just close the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC window and you'll be prompted to save your changes. The password will be removed from the original PDF file once you have.
Your new PDF will contain the same content as the original PDF, but won't be password-protected.
                                        Use Adobe Acrobat Pro        
Click the "PDF" menu button at the bottom of the print dialog and select "Save as PDF". The new PDF file will have the same contents as the original, but with no password protection.

3. Unlock PDF files Online

Unlock PDF files Online
     
 Upload your password protected file using the “My Computer” “Dropbox,” or “Google Drive” buttons above and then click on the "unlock" button to download your PDF.
      After uploading your file, you may save it to your desktop or preferred folder and begin the        editing process.
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4. Free PDF password remover or cracker

      There are so many free softwares online that can perform this task. Below is a list of some very            useful ones.



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