Sometimes you will get bank statements, utility bills in pdf format in your email and whenever you open them, they prompt you to enter a password to open the PDF file, and since many times you might use different passwords, It’s difficult to remember each pdf password.
Follow these simple steps below to Remove Passwords from PDF File
- Drag any password protected PDF file into Google Chrome browser
- Google Chrome will now prompt you to enter the password of the file. Enter the password and hit Enter to open the file.
- Now go to the File menu in Google Chrome and choose Print (or press Ctrl+P on Windows or Cmd+P on Mac). Choose the destination printer as “Save as PDF” and click the Save button.
Chrome will then save the PDF to your desktop as a new PDF file but without the password protection. If you re-open this PDF in Chrome, it would no longer require a password to open.
Also Note that if you have enabled Google Cloud Print, you can choose the destination as “Save to Google Drive” in the print dialog and the unprotected version of the PDF will be sent straight to your Google Drive from Chrome.
How to Remove PDF Passwords using a Free Utility called BeCyPDFMetaEdit
Download BeCyPDFMetaEdit and open it, it will ask your for the location of the PDF file. Before you select and open the PDF, change the mode to “Complete Rewrite,” then switch to the Security tab and set the “Security System” to “No encryption.” Click the Save button and your PDF will no longer require a password to open.
Thanks to labnol for the above tips.