Know Best Methods to Remove Password Security from Locked PDF Files

Admin | How to's PDF Management Software Technology | 5 minutes read | Last updated on August 10th, 2023,
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In today’s digital world, where everything is digitized, we tend to save our crucial documents online too. And the most secure file format to save data online is PDF (portable document format). Now you might be wondering, why PDF is considered as the secure document format? Well, look at the characteristics of this file format, you’ll get all answers to your queries :

In addition to user password, the authors also add a layer of protection to their PDF files by securing them with owner password. Also known as Master password, it will lock PDF files from being copied, edited, printed etc. You can open the PDF file easily, but it is available as a Read-Only file with all other restrictions imposed. You need to have owner password to unlock these restrictions and make required changes accordingly. But what if you forget the owner password and unable to perform the required task? Don’t worry, here in this blog, we will discuss about various methods to remove password security from PDF documents and make them ready for performing different functions.

Best Solution

CubexSoft PDF Unlocker Tool Provides automated solution to remove password security from PDF documents in batch.  The tool is capable of removing all types of password protection from PDF files without any data loss or alteration.  

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Different Methods to Remove Password from PDF Documents

There are various methods to help you remove PDF protection password security. Let’s explore them one by one :

Method #1 : Use Adobe Acrobat

  • Open Adobe Acrobat (PRO edition)
  • Go to File >> Open >> navigate and select the required PDF file that you want to open
  • If the PDF is user password protected, you are required to provide it when prompted, then press OK button
  • Click on the Padlock option (lock icon) appearing on the left pane of the Adobe Acrobat screen
  • Now under Security Settings head, click on Permission details.
  • Tap on Security Method where you will see “password Security” option in the drop-down list
  • Choose No Security from the same drop-down list and provide the owner password, then click OK.

Method #2 : Use Google Drive

  • Open Google Chrome and type Enter your login details to go into your Google Drive account.
  • Click on New button appearing at the top-right corner. then choose File upload >> select PDF file and then hit OK button to upload your PDF file. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop your file directly into your Google Drive account.
  • Double click on the just uploaded PDF to view it within Google Chrome. You will be asked to fill the password; in case the file is password protected. Now press submit to check its contents.
  • Press Ctrl+P (Windows) or Print Icon to open the Print window. Tap on Destination >> Change button to change the printer
  • Choose Save as PDF from the list of printers >> click Save button to save the PDF with no password security
  • Choose destination to save the unrestricted PDF at your local PC.

Method #3 : Online Free Online Tools

There are plenty of online PDF Security password remover tools available, that removes password security from PDF files online and then let you download at your local system. But they often come with time-based limitation or file numbers and file size limitation. After exceeding the restricted limits, you are prompted to purchase their licensed edition. In addition, since they are online tools, you’ll need a good internet connectivity and updated browser, for performing the desired tasks.

In case the above-mentioned methods fail to provide the desired results, then it is advised that you use a professional utility, i.e., PDF Restriction Removal Tool. It smartly remove password from PDF documents in simple steps and creates a new PDF file that is free of any password protection and saves it at your chosen destination location. Therefore, this tool is pretty helpful in situations where your lost or forget the password, as you don’t need it anymore for unlocking PDF files. (However, you must know the user password as you will be needed to provide it when asked to access the PDF and remove password protection from it.)

Remove Password Security from PDF using PDF Security Password Unlock Tool

Follow these steps to remove PDF protection password protection in easy steps :

  • Download and install the software on your PC
  • Add PDF files using Add Files or Add Folders option.
  • Verify the selected PDF files and if you want to remove any of them, then hit Remove/Remove all button and then press Next button
  • Choose required destination location to save Output files and then press unlock button
  • Software will start the process and ask for user password if any PDF is protected with one and start performing the PDF protection password removal process.
  • After successful completion of the task, it will open a new message window.

Tip : Are you working on a PDF file that is too heavy to manage properly? Then don’t worry, Use CubexSoft PDF Split Tool and quickly split your PDF file into multiple smaller files as per your requirement.

You can also utilize PDF Merge Tool for combining multiple PDF files into one single PDF document, in case you need.

Beneficial Features of PDF Security Password Remover Tool

  • Provides bulk mode option to remove PDF protection password security from unlimited files at once.
  • Supports to remove both user password and owner password protection from secured PDFs.
  • Allows to save resultant files at desired folder location
  • Automatically opens the destination folder after completion the process
  • Preserves data integrity and folder structure of PDF files in exact manner
  • Free demo edition is available for complete software analysis. Using free demo you can unrestrict first selected PDF along with CUBEXSOFT watermark.

Last Verdict

PDF files are very essential to users, considering the level of security they provide. But sometimes, this security might create certain problems if you urgently need to make necessary editing to the PDF file or copy certain text from it, and you don’t have the permissions to do so. Why? Because you just lost/forgot the password. But don’t panic now, as here in this blog, we have discussed about various methods to remove password from PDF. You can try any of these as per your requirements and convenience. For any further assistance, feel free to contact us at : support[at]