How To Remove Password from PDF Files?
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How To Remove Password from PDF Files?

There are many services which send out auto-generated e-mails via PDF files. We get various bank statements, bills, salary slips, and many other similar receipts over e-mail. Many users tend to archive these bills and statements on to their Google Drive so that their information is all located in one place. However there is one problem – all of these files are password protected, and all the passwords are different. Let us take a look at how to remove password from PDF files.


PDF files are one of the most common ways of sharing documents in the modern day. It is indeed essential that financial information is encrypted and secured in this way. However, when you want to take a backup, it becomes a tedious task to list down passwords. Google Chrome offers you the perfect solution to remove PDF passwords. Users can do so by combining the Chrome PDF reader and writer!

How To Remove Password From PDF Using Google Chrome

Step 1: Open your PDF using Google Chrome. You can right click and choose ‘open with’, or simply drag it onto Google Chrome.

Step 2: Enter the password to your PDF File to open it.

Step 3: Go to File, press Print. Choose the ‘Save as PDF’ option in it and click on save. The PDF will now be saved onto your desktop, and will no longer require a password to view it. You can easily take a backup now.

If you are one of those users who has their Google Cloud Print option turned off, or you want to save your file directly onto the Google Drive, there is an option in the settings – ‘Save to Google Drive’. Doing that will take your PDF directly to your drive. This is an easy way of how to remove password from PDF using Google Chrome.


How To Remove Password From PDF Using BeCyPDFMetaEdit

BeCyPDFMetaEdit is a rather odd sounding name, however, it is one of the best ways on how to remove password from PDF files. This is a Windows tool (Sorry mac users), and it allows the users to easily remove passwords from their PDF files.

Launching BeCyPDFMetaEdit will ask the users to the location of their PDF File. However before you locate and open the PDF file, ensure that you change the mode to ‘Complete Rewrite’. Also, switch to the security tab, and select ‘No encryption’ on the security system. Following that, click on save – after you open your PDF now, you will no longer need a password!

This is another easy way of how to remove password from PDF. Users must keep in mind that when they want to remove password from PDF files, they need to know the password. Trying to force their way into a file that they do not have access to could be unethical and illegal in many cases.

Article written by Karan Paul

Fond of football, and particularly of Manchester United, Karan is a law student from Rajkot. However, he has been writing technology for the past 2 years. He covers day to day news stories for Newsient, and loves to play around with the newest of gadgets! Contact him at [email protected]