Do you want to learn how to remove password protection from your PDF files? How about doing so with the Chrome browser? Well, you can save the unprotected PDFs to your Google Drive by following this tutorial!
Why would someone need to bypass PDF password/s? As an example, some banking institutions send out password protected PDF files containing your monthly bank statement.
However, if you store these files on a service such as Google Drive, they are not searchable. Why? The search function has no access to the contents of locked PDF file.
And, given that each PDF file uses a different password, it is easier to unlock the PDF file. By doing so, it saves time and effort when managing the information.
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Remove PDF Password (Chrome Method)
Firstly, while you may think that it is unwise to leave your PDF files unprotected, it is not. Google Drive offers two levels of protection in the form of a password and 2-factor authentication. Hence, storing unlocked PDF files on Google is rather secure.
Is there a program available that can remove password protection from PDF files? Well, did you read the heading? Google Chrome! Chances are that you already have Chrome on your Mac or PC. And, the best part, it is completely free!
To bypass PDF password/s we use the built-in Chrome PDF Reader and PDF Writer. By using these features, we can remove the password from most PDF documents.
Step by Step: Bypass PDF Password
- Drag any password protected PDF file into your Google Chrome browser.
- Don't have a locked PDF file? Then, use this sample PDF file – the password is “labnol” without the quotes.
- Google Chrome now prompts 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.
Chome now saves the PDF file at the location you select. Of course, the new file no longer has password protection. Furthermore, opening the PDF file in Chrome does not require a password.
Also, with Google Cloud Print, you can automatically save the PDF file to Google Drive. And, as a tip, type and go to chrome://plugins and enable the option that says “Chrome PDF Viewer” to let Chrome natively handle PDF files.
Unlock PDF Files without Password
Not a fan of Google Chrome? Or, perhaps you don't know the password for the PDF file. Well, use BeCyPDFMetaEdit. ByCyPDFMetaEdit is a windows utility that removes PDF passwords from PDF files.
- Launch ByCyPDFMetaEdit
- The program then asks for the location of the locked PDF file
- However, be sure to set the mode to Complete Rewrite
- Moreover, switch to the security tab and enable “No encryption.”
- Finally, click save and the PDF file no longer needs a password for viewing the contents.
Unlocking PDF files is no easy task. Unless, of course, you know the password. And, to remove PDF passwords easily, you may use Google Chrome to save an unencrypted version of the file.
However, should you not know the password, ByCyPDFMetaEdit is a software that allows you to remove PDF passwords and access the content of locked PDF passwords.
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