Remove Password from PDF

Top 3 Ways to Remove Password from PDF Files

October. 03, 2017 11:45 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Files & Database
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What sucks the most is when you get a really important PDF file and it’s password protected. What worsens the situation is if you were told the password and you have forgotten it and no matter what you just can’t recall it.

If you are in that situation, you will probably panic and feel helpless as there’s really no way you can get the content of the PDF back on your computer. Most PDF readers will also deny to print your PDF document so you can’t even see the content on a sheet of paper.

Fortunately, though, there are some websites and tools that can help you to remove the password from your PDF file. This will be like a magic for you as you just have to give your PDF file to one of these tools and it will give you the same file back but with no password protection. Does that sound good to you? If so, here are the top 3 ways you can use to remove passwords from secured PDF files.

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  • Open the app once it’s installed on your computer. Click on the button that says Add to add a password protected PDF file to the app.
  • Select an attack type that will be performed to recover the PDF password. You have three options to choose from and you can choose just any you like. Then, click on the Start button to start to recover your password.
  • When the password has been recovered, it will be shown on your screen as the following image.
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Way 2: Remove Passwords from PDF Files with GuaPDF

If you would prefer an app over a website to recover PDF passwords, then GuaPDF is worth checking out. It  starts working as soon as you download it on your computer as it does not require to be installed. Free download GuaPDF from

  • Open GuaPDF once it’s installed and click on the File menu and select Open to open a password protected PDF file in the app.
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  • Navigate to the directory where your PDF file is saved and double-click on the file to open it in the GuaPDF app.
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  • The app will then do what it can to help you remove the password from your PDF file. If it went successful, it will let you know.

Way 3: Unlock Secured PDF Files Online

If you want to remove password from PDF without software, then you can use a website that lets you remove password from PDF files online. No installation is required and it works out of then box. Here’s how:

  • Open a modern web browser, such as Google Chrome, on your computer and head over to the Unlock PDF website.
  • On the homepage of the website, you will find an area where you can drop your PDF files. You can also click on Choose file link to add PDF files from your computer to the website. After the file has been uploaded, wait for the site to unlock it.
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You should now have an unlocked version of the PDF file you supplied to the website. But the online solution doesn’t guarantee to work every time. If the methods above didn’t work for you for any reason, you can give a try to PDF Password Recovery, which can unlock your PDF files with 100% guarantee.

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