Remove Password from a password protected PDF File

If there is a password-protected PDF file in your system and you decide to remove the password protection for that file, then read along. In this article, we will be discussing two different ways of removing the password from a PDF File. Please note that these methods require you to know the password for the file to open it. After opening the document, the changes to remove the password will be implemented.

Method 1: Save the file as a PDF from any browser

Step 1: Open the PDF file in any browser. For demonstrating, we will be using Google Chrome. Using any other browser should be similar.






Step 2: You will be prompted for the password. Enter the password and press on Submit






Step 3: Click on Print that is located on the top right corner of the window






Step 4: From the Destination drop-down, choose Save as PDF. Click on Save



Saveaspdf And Clickon Save




Step 5: In the appearing window, give the document a suitable name and save it






Now, this newly created document would not have the password associated with it.

Method 2: Using Adobe Acrobat Pro

This is the official way of removing the password from a file. However one needs to have Adobe Acrobat Pro. This is paid software from Adobe.

Step 1: Open the File in Adobe Acrobat Pro

Step 2: Enter the password and click on the OK button






Step 3: From the left-hand panel, click on the lock symbol 






Step 4: Click on Permission Details



Permission Details



Step 5: Under the Document Security section, from the Security Method drop-down, choose No Security

Step 6: On the Confirmation Dialog that appears , click on OK



Confirmation Dialog



Step 7: Finally, click on the OK button in the Document Properties window.



Document Properties



That’s All

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