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How to Remove Password from PDF in 4 Ways

Even simple activities, such as copying or modifying material, may be a cause of aggravation when dealing with a PDF file that has been password secured. In order to remove passwords from PDF, one may use a tool to unlock and remove all restrictions on copying, modifying, and printing the document. In this article, you will learn 4 easy methods to help you remove unknown passwords from PDFs. Read on to find more.

How to Remove a Password from a PDF File with aJoysoft

aJoysoft PDF Password Remover is a lightweight security tool that removes PDF passwords. The PDF Password Remover we'll introduce today lets you import and decrypt up to 200 PDFs in bulk, boosting your productivity. Follow the steps below to remove password protection from a locked PDF securely:

Step 1: Upload PDF Files

Click "Add Files" or use the quicker drag-and-drop approach to import your PDF files. Since batch decryption is supported, you may import as many files as you need to decrypt in a single session. This is the first step to removing unknown passwords from PDF.

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Step 2: How to Remove Unknown Permission Password from PDF

If your PDF lacks an Open or User password, aJoysoft will not display a lock symbol next to the file. Simply clicking "Remove Password" will remove all limitations and enable you to print, modify, and copy the document's contents.

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Step 3: How to Remove Open Password from PDF

If your PDF is protected with an open password, you'll see the padlock symbol. To unlock the open password, click the lock symbol and enter the password in the pop-up box.

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Click "Remove Password" to remove all limitations. When asked, pick a folder to store unlocked imports.

Note: A simple file removal mechanism for security-conscious users guarantees sensitive files aren't left in the queue. To remove the PDF file queue, right-click any document and choose "Remove" or "Clear All."


How to Remove Security from PDF with UPDF

UPDF is a free premium PDF editor. Its attractive UI and design features, and robust functionalities make it ideal for both professional and personal usage. This resource-light application can handle massive processes quickly and includes features like:

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  • Full editing control on the texts and images (currently available on the Mac version)
  • Robust tools for PDF annotations, including text boxes, sticky notes, highlight, underline, stamps, signatures, etc.
  • Friendly PDF reader with multiple reading modes. It also supports opening multiple PDFs at the same time.
  • UPDF for the Mac version also supports converting PDF to other file formats.
  • You can add passwords to PDFs to ensure the security of your documents.

UPDF allows you to remove passwords from PDF if you know what the password is.

Step 1. Open the Protected PDF

Run UPDF and you will see there is an "Open File" button on the main interface. Click on it and select the PDF file you want to open.

Then click the "Protect Using Password" icon on the right sidebar.

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Step 2. How to Unprotect PDF

If you want to unprotect PDF, you can choose the "Remove Security" option. Then UPDF will ask you if are you sure to remove security, click "Remove".

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Then you need to enter the password, and click "Unlock". This is how you use UPDF to remove password protection from PDF.

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Video Tutorial on How to Remove Password from PDF Files


How to Remove Password Protection from PDF in Chrome

Some PDFs have a password you must input to see them. You may delete the password if the PDF is safe.

Here are two methods: One works on all OS systems using apps you already have while the other needs Adobe Acrobat. Both forms need a PDF password. There's no simple method to erase a lost password.

Step 1: Open the protected PDF on Google Chrome. If the PDF has no printing constraints, this method will work. You can open it by dragging the PDF file into Chrome or you can right-click the PDF document and then choose "Open with > Google Chrome".

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Step 2: Click the "Print" icon on the top right corner, or you can press "Ctrl + P" on Windows, and "Command + P" on Mac.

Step 3: Now you can save the PDF without a password. Click the "Change" button under Destination and select "Save as PDF", finally, click "Save". This will help you save a new PDF document that includes the same information but without passwords.

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Note: This method will only work if there are no printing limitations on the PDF. And if the PDF contains an open password, it must be entered first.


How to Remove Security from PDF with Google Drive

Step 1: Upload the encrypted PDF by clicking "My Drive" > "File upload". Select the PDF file and upload it to Google Drive.

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Step 2: Right-click the PDF and choose "Open with" > "Google Docs". Opening PDF with Google Docs can help you create a new document without a password.

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Step 3: Then you need go to "File" > "Download" > "PDF Document(.PDF)". This is for you to save a duplicated PDF document without a password.

If your PDF has a password that prohibits copying, editing, and printing, aJoysoft PDF Password Remover makes it a breeze to unlock PDFs, including encryption. The free premium PDF editor, UPDF, has a user-friendly interface and powerful functionality making it excellent for business and academic use. These two tools have undoubtedly turned to answer the question of how to remove passwords from PDF documents into child's play!

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