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Remove password protection from PDF.

How to unlock a PDF?

  1. Import your PDF document

    Drop the file that you want to unlock (decrypt) in the drop area. You can also use the file explorer.
    Once the PDF is imported, you have now access to the tool.
    You can change the file in the left side panel.

  2. Confirm that you are allowed to remove the password

    We want to make sure you are not doing anything illegal by removing the password from the PDF.

  3. Start the unlock process

    If we can remove the password from the PDF without your help, we will. However, if the file is heavily encrypted, we will need the current password to be able to remove it.

  4. Download the PDF document

    Once everything is fine, you can download your brand new file by clicking on the "download" button.

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When you unlock a PDF on our tool, neither the file nor the current file password is stored or scanned. The security of your data is our priority.
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In just a few easy steps, your file will be unlocked. Upload your document, enter a password if necessary, and that's it!
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Although some software allows you to remove the password protection from a PDF, it can be difficult to use, expensive, and take up space on your computer. Visual PDF is free and easy to use.
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Should I unprotect a PDF?

By unlocking a PDF, you remove the requested password when you try to read it. It is a protection that guarantees the security of your personal, sensitive or confidential data. Thus, someone with malicious intent will not be able to access the document without knowing the password that protects it.

So there are risks involved. That said, for some cases, unprotecting a PDF can be very useful.

If your document is no longer confidential, you can remove its password so that you can read it without having to enter the password each time you open it. Also, some software does not manage encrypted PDFs: decrypting them temporarily allows you to manipulate your document, before protecting it again.