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.

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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.

Step 2: Import the Password Protected PDF Files

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The cool thing about this program is that it is capable of removing the PDF password security that restricts the ability to print, copy, and edit the document on more than one file at the same time. First, you will need to click the button labeled "Add Files". You can find this button located near the top of the user interface. Then, you will browse your computer and select the files you want to import and click OK.

This program's interface is also drag and drop ready. This means that you also have the option of finding the documents on your computer and dragging them over to the program in order to import. If you have a lot of files on your computer the drag and drop feature may be an easier option.

Step 3: Set the Designated Folder and Confirm

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Finally, you are going to need to set the designated folder. This is where you want the file to be saved once the program has successfully removed the password. Once you have selected the designated folder, you are going to be ready to let the program unlock your PDF file. All you have to do is click the button labeled "Start". You can find this button near the bottom of the interface. After you click the button, the program is going to unlock the PDF file by removing the password. Then, it will save the new unlocked file in the designated folder. Finally, you will be able to open the file and should be able to print, copy, and edit it without needing a password. You can also use this program to remove known user password from a PDF document. 
josephbleau1 month 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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ThomasM242 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!

ptaneja36 months ago

Worked perfectly with win 8.1

shuhman8 months ago


Britanica9 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.

hbinafif9 months ago


pinkjune11 months 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

kjohn411 months 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?