Many PDFs come with an encryption password to prevent unauthorized access. If you intend to keep the PDF safe once it arrives, you will need to enter that password every time you open it. This can be frustrating. It is possible to simply “remove” the password from the PDF file in this situation.
There are two ways to remove passwords from PDFs. You can use Adobe Acrobat Pro to remove passwords from PDFs. There’s also an informal secondary way that does not require you to have any special software, other than the tools included with Windows OS. Both methods require that you create a password for your file.
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How to Remove Password Using ‘Print To PDF’
It is easy to erase a password by simply opening the file, then printing to a PDF. You will see the exact same data in the new PDF file, except the password. This trick is only applicable if the password-protected PDF has no printing restrictions.
First, open the password-protected pdf file using Google Chrome or another browser. To open the file, you will need to enter the password.
Step 2 – Once you are done with this step, click the “Print” button at the top right to launch the printing dialog box.
Step 3 – Once in the Print Preview window click the “Change” button located under the Destination section. Select ‘Save As PDF’. Next, click on the “Save” button. You can now give the new PDF file a name, and choose a location. You will get the exact same content in the new PDF you created as in the old PDF, but without the password.
Adobe Acrobat Pro: How do I remove a password?
Adobe Acrobat Pro can be used to delete passwords from PDF files. You don’t have to make a duplicate. Adobe Acrobat Pro differs from Adobe Acrobat Reader, which most users have. You can still try the free week-long trial if you don’t have Acrobat Pro.
First, Open password-protected PDF files using Adobe Acrobat Pro. Click the lock icon at the top of the window, and then click on ‘Permission Details. Alternativly, navigate to File/ Properties then click on the “Security” tab.
2: In the drop-down menu select “No Security” from the box. Your password will be deleted when you click on OK. To save any changes made, click on File/Save.
Many PDFs come with an encryption password to prevent unauthorized access. If you intend to keep the PDF safe once it arrives, you will need to enter that password every time you open it. This can be frustrating. It is best to keep the PDF in a secure location once you receive it.