How to Remove PDF Password Security (Print/Edit/Copy) In Three Easy Steps

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This instructable will tell you how to remove PDF password security and print, edit, copy, and extract a restricted PDF file.

PDF is a file format that is universally used because it can be opened using a number of different programs. Typically an individual does not have to download a special program in order to open up a PDF. This makes it an ideal file for an individual to use to send information. Depending on who you ask the fact that you can apply restrictions on PDF files that prevent people from being able to print, edit, and copy the file can be both a good and bad thing. What if you forget the password or are not able to gain access to the password? They may be a lot of reasons why you need to print, copy, or edit a PDF file and are not able to because you do not have the password.

Fortunately, receiving and opening a PDF file with a password restriction and not knowing what the password is not as earth shattering of a situation as you may think. This is because there is a program called PDF Password Remover that was designed to remove PDF password. The best part is that learning how to remove PDF password security restrictions on printing, editing, and copying a PDF file is something that can be accomplished in just three quick and easy steps.

Note: Trial version of this program has some limitations compared to the full licensed version. I would also like to declare that I'm unaffiliated with the company, it means that I will not receive any commission if you buy this program.

Step 1: Download, Install, and Execute the Program

First, you need to download and install the program called PDF Password Remover. You can also download both Windows and Mac version from this page: http://www.mypdfsolutions.com/ and follow the installation wizard to install it to your computer. It shouldn't take too long to download and install. Once the program has installed onto your computer you just have execute the program and wait for it to launch.

Metalhorns7740 seconds ago

This is great and all - but might want to make sure that people know that if you do use this route - you have to pay $ for anything after the 1st page. So you will end up uninstalling it if you don't plan on ever using this again and the PDF is more than 1 page long.

If you wan't to do it free, online and no BS anything.
http://smallpdf.com/unlock-pdf this literally took an AES256 encrypted 400 page PDF file and unlocked it. No download of other programs on your PC and no hoops to jump through. You literally drag/drop it to the screen, it uploads, it unlocks, you download and bam - done.

qeilucpa19 days ago
yatenderk22 days ago

Here is an easy way, try this link to unlock non editable pdf to convert editable pdf without any software.


yatenderk22 days ago
TylerR729 days ago

Thanks joeljones04 for these instructions, you helped me indeed! I was struggling to reset/remove the password of a pdf file that I protected a few months ago because I can no longer recall the password. How silly of me! I didn't use those online services because my document has some sensitive information. Only complaint is that it took a little bit long to unlock my pdf but maybe that's because my pdf file has more than 250 pages.

josephbleau2 months ago

Here is an easy way, with NO download required. This works in Foxit - I don't know about Adobe.

With the PW-protected file open in Foxit:

File > Print > Select "Foxit PDF Printer" > OK

In the resulting "Save" dialog box, select a Save Location and a File Name,

Click on the "Save" button.

The resulting file will have NO password protection.

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ThomasM243 months ago

You can also try PDFzorro - PDF Online Editor:


Here you can edit pdf, rotate, sort, unlock, comment and many more... try it, its also free!

ptaneja37 months ago

Worked perfectly with win 8.1

shuhman9 months ago


Britanica10 months ago

Thank god! At least it’s working on my iPhone 6 (ios 8) and showing text messages. Air Printing the text messages is a clever idea too but unfortunately I do not have AirPrint enabled printer.

hbinafif10 months ago


pinkjune1 year ago

this tutorial is extremely useful. I used to upload secured pdf files to Google
Drive to copy text from locked pdf documents and that was pretty time

kjohn41 year ago


The above post is really nice and informative, but it is paid and if you really need a solution that comes in paid version the i suggest you to go for the PDFWARE. It contain easy option tool which help me a lot.................

Lav4681 year ago

Hi, I forgot
the password of my pdf file and as a result I’m unable to print this pdf file.
Can I use this software to print my secured pdf? Is it safe to download and
install this software on my computer? Please help.

joeljones04 (author)  Lav4681 year ago


Yes. You can use this tool to unlock and print your secured PDF file. I have already scanned the file with Bitdefender antivirus and no threats were found. VirusTotal (a online service that analyzes suspicious files) shows this file harmless/clean as well. These results strongly indicate that this file is safe to use. Hope it helps!

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mona_s1 year ago
I was searching for a solution to remove print protection from my PDF file and this thing just worked for me. Many thanks!
mickyhussy2 years ago
Advance and secure choice those who want to remove PDF password security in short time just get PDF password remover software. It help to remove PDF password security and all option like editing, printing, copying in Password protected PDF file
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russ_hensel2 years ago
This would be a great way to get someone to download a virus. Can you give us some evidence that this is not the case for this exe?