How to remove password from PDF without software

People usually put passwords on PDF documents to protect data from unauthorized access and to maintain its integrity. Then the people who don’t know the password and want to access that PDF file has a problem accessing it. The PDF passwords are of two types, first is user-locked which means you need a password to open and access that document and another is owner-locked which means you need a password of that document to copy, print or edit that PDF’s content.


If we talk about user-locked passwords, it requires properly purchased software to unlock the document. And an owner-locked password protected PDF document can be unlocked using several ways.

Steps to remove password from PDF without software are as follows:

Step1: open your web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or any installed browser on your computer.

Step2: Choose your secured PDF file which you want to unlock, either open it by right clicking the file and then open with the desired browser installed on your PC or simply drag and drop your PDF document into an existing/new tab in chrome.

Step3: Right click on your document and then give a print command, after a “Print” panel tab opens then in the destination of your document just change your default option of your default selected printer to “save as PDF” or “Adobe PDF” option as a destination.

Step4: Then click the “Print” or “Save” button.

Step5: After pressing save option you will be prompted to a new dialog box in this you have to select the location of the document to be saved such as your Desktop. Type the file name and then click “Save” button. The chrome browser ignores the owner password and saves your secured PDF file without any password.

Step6: Open your PDF file, it is unsecured and you can now be able to copy, print and make changes to it. This way you can easily unlock password protected PDF.

Final Words

Open your web browsers such as Google Chrome and choose your secured PDF file which you want to unlock.

Right click on your document and then give a print command, after a “Print” panel tab opens then in the destination of your document just change your default option to “Save as PDF” as a destination.

Then click the “Print” or “Save” button.

After pressing save option you will be prompted to select the location of the document. Type the file name and then click “Save” button. The chrome browser ignores the owner password and saves your secured PDF file without any password.

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