How to Remove PDF Password Protection on Windows 11/10/8/7/XP?

Kathy Price
Aug 30, 2022

“I have several PDF files of studying material that are protected by password. How do I remove password from these PDF files? I need to highlight and comment on the PDF file and then share this document with others." - Question from Yahoo Answer.

Nowadays, a large proportion of documents on the Internet are saved as PDF format. Many users choose to set password protection on their PDF files in order to protect them from being copied, edited and printed by other people. PDF password is great for protecting the owners’ rights. However, sometimes we need to unlock PDF for non-commercial purpose. We just want to word or study more efficiently. That’s why more and more people concern about how to remove PDF password.

To crack PDF password protection, you need a PDF password removing tool. Here in this article, we are going to introduce the top-notched Coolmuster PDF Password Remover to perform the quick and agile password removing process. It enables you to remove both owner and user passwords from PDF with no time. You can follow the 3 detailed steps below to learn how to remove the PDF security.

Try the PDF Password Remover by download via the following buttons for free. The Windows version works on all Windows platforms, including Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, etc.

Tips: You may also want to know how to Convert Password Protected PDF Documents, Copy and Paste Text and Images from PDF Files and Edit Secured PDF Files.


Easy Guide to Remove Owner/User Password from PDF Files

Step 1. Add PDF Files

Launch the PDF tool, click the Add Files button to import the PDF password protected PDF files into the program. Or you can directly drag and drop PDFs which you want to decrypt. Batch removing PDF security is supported that you can upload up to 200 PDFs at one time.

* If a small lock icon appears on the PDF list, it means the PDF is protected by an user/open password. You need to enter the right open password to unlock the PDF.
* If there is no lock appears, it means the PDF is protected by an owner password and the program will decrypt it directly.
* If you see a cross icon, it means the PDF is not supported by this program.

Step 2. Set Output Folder

Select an output folder to save the decrypted PDFs by clicking the Browse button on the bottom of the program.

Step 3. Remove PDF Password

Click the Start button to crack PDF password protection from all the PDF files immediately. If you want to unlock one or some specific PDFs, you can right-click on the PDF and choose Decrypt Selected option.

After removing passwords from PDF, you can freely open the PDF without having to enter the password time and again. And you are also able to easily copy, edit, print PDF documents without any restriction. Enjoy yourself with PDF Password Remover!


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