Soumya Prakash Pradhan

Are you having trouble opening a password-protected PDF file you received via email? Or are you tired of entering passwords every time you open a PDF file? 

While password-protected PDF files offer greater security, it can be difficult to open the file if you can't remember the password or if the sender doesn't share the process to open the document. 
If your PDF file has an "owner password" that restricts editing, printing, or copying, you can remove it using a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat or Foxit Reader.

Here's how to remove the password using a PDF reader:

1. Open the PDF file in a PDF reader on your laptop or PC.
2. Click on Choose Tools > Encrypt > Remove Security.
3. If your document has a 'Document Open' password, click on OK to remove it.
4. After that enter the correct password in the Enter Password box of your document if it has a permission password.
5. Once you enter the current password, the software will permanently remove the password from the document.

You can also remove the password from a PDF file using the print function.

Here's how to do it:

1. Open your PDF using the built-in PDF viewer.
2. Enter the password to unlock the file.
3. Tap the menu icon > Share > Print icon.
4. Now, specify the destination as 'Print to PDF' to save the file, which will be saved in a new location without a password.
5. Save the file in your device's internal storage. The new PDF file without a password will be saved in the storage.

Another way to remove the password from a PDF file is by using Google Chrome. Here's how to do it:

1. Open the PDF file in Google Chrome.
2. Enter the PDF password to open the file.
3. Press Ctrl + P or go to File > Print > Save as PDF.
4. Save the PDF file in the desired location, and the new file will not have any password.

If you're using a MacBook, you can remove the password from a PDF file using Preview. Here's how to do it:

1. Open the PDF file in Preview.
2. If the file is password-protected, enter the password to open it.
3. Click on "File" in the menu bar at the top of the screen and select "Export".
4. In the Export dialog box, select "PDF" from the format drop-down menu.
5. Click the "Quartz Filter" drop-down menu, and then select "Remove PDF Password".
6. Select the location where you want to save the new PDF file and save file.
7. If the file is still password-protected, you will be prompted to enter the password again. Enter the password and click "OK".
8. Your new PDF file without a password will be created.
9. If the "Remove PDF Password" option is unavailable in the Quartz Filter drop-down menu, you may need to install the filter from the Apple website.

However, be cautious when using third-party apps or websites to remove passwords from locked PDFs.

These apps can be harmful and may save your information in their database, which can put your personal details at risk.