You might have encountered several instances where you get a PDF document that is encrypted with a password. But it is very irritating to open the file with the password every time. And you now want to remove the password from the PDF document. But the question is that how to remove the password from the PDF file? In this article, we will find out the ways to remove encryption or password from the PDF file.
There are several ways to remove the password from the encrypted PDF file. However, keeping in mind all kinds of readers, we will emphasize the free techniques to remove the password of an encrypted PDF file. The first technique may seem to be a very silly one, however, that is the easiest way to save the encrypted PDF file as a non-encrypted one. So let’s proceed, and explore the techniques to remove passwords.
5 Best ways to remove password from encrypted PDF file
1. Directly by printing a duplicate PDF copy
This technique might seem to be very silly, still, if you don’t find any other solution, then this technique will help you to resolve the issue without any complexity. A most simple and useful way to make a copy of the same PDF file, without password protection. If you are using Windows 10 and above, then the Microsoft PDF printer is already installed into your system. Else if you are using a lower version of Windows OS, then you need to install any PDF printer into your system and open the PDF file in any PDF reader or you have to open the encrypted PDF file in Google Chrome Browser, with the password. And when the file opens up, just print the file with the PDF printer or “Save as PDF” from the Chrome browser option.
2. Remove Password or Unlock PDF with PDFCandy
You must be familiar with the online PDF editor PDFCandy. If not, please read this article Amazing PDF Editor packed with wide features- PDFCandy. PDFCandy has a feature to unlock PDF directly. You don’t need to enter any password for that. Just upload the encrypted file and this tool will process the file and offer you download the unlocked version of the encrypted PDF file. You can upload multiple encrypted files and unlock them in bulk.
3. Unlock encrypted PDF file with Wondershare HiPDF
HiPDF is another online free PDF editing tool. If you want to know about HiPDF you can read the article, Convert PDF to Word File With An Amazing App HiPDF. HiPDF offers a similar unlock feature as that of PDFCandy, but here you have to enter the password for one time. Then the application will process your request and produce you the unlocked version of the encrypted PDF file and it is ready to download.
4. Remove encryption of PDF file with PDFEscape
PDFEscape is a simple and powerful PDF editing tool. It has both online and offline editing features. You may read Simple But Powerful Online PDF Editor For Free- PDFescape for more information on PDFEscape. Removing encryption with PDFEscape is too simple. Just upload and open the encrypted PDF file with PDFEscape using the password and simply use the save and download double down arrow button to download the unencrypted version of the PDF file.
5. Unlock PDF with Sejda PDF editor
Sejda is another popular online PDF editor, and it has the unlock feature available as that of HiPDF. Select the unlock option from the “All Tools” tab above. Upload the file, enter the password and tap the “Unlock PDF” button. It will start processing and produce the result for download.
However, there are several online PDF editing tools available online, we have listed the 5 best tools to unlock an encrypted PDF file. You may use the other ones too and write to us in the comment box below for sharing your experience with us and our readers. Others work in a similar manner.
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