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How to Convert PDF Secured to Unsecured

2021-10-30 06:42:41 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

If you are a regular PDF user, perhaps daily, you sometimes secure your PDF files. Those PDF files contain sensitive information that you do not want unauthorized access to. But what happens when you receive a secured PDF file from someone, and you wish to make PDF secured to unsecured? There are powerful tools in the market today that can easily convert secured PDF to unsecured. PDFelement is a great tool which recommended to use when you need to convert secured PDF to unsecured PDF, as illustrated in this article.

How to Convert Secured PDF to Unsecured

PDFelement is an all-inclusive PDF editor supported both in Mac and Windows operating systems. It boasts powerful features on a user-friendly interface. Even a first-time user of PDFelement does not need any training to navigate through the platform. It allows file conversions, interactive editing of PDF files, annotating features, printing PDF files, and the OCR feature. You can use it to convert scanned images to recognizable and editable text file formats. The security of your documents is well taken care of thanks to its powerful encryption features. You can also add and remove watermarks, stamp your document, put digital signatures, use the mark-up feature, and apply different shapes. If you want to convert a secured PDF to unsecured, you can use PDFelement by following the steps below:

Step 1. Open Password-Protected PDF File

After downloading PDFelement, launch the program to open the secured file and import it to the program's user interface. Click "Open Files" and browse your computer. Then select the secured PDF file you want to make it unsecured. Enter the correct open password of the protected or secured file to make it able to convert.

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Step 2. Unsecure PDF

Now you have finished importing the secured PDF file successfully to PDFelement. After imputing the correct open password, you will need to key in the permission password to convert it. Click "Enable Editing" to edit the file. Click the "Set Password" button, then a pop-up window will appear. Now, convert the secured PDF to PDF unsecured by unchecking both the open password and the permission password boxes.

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Step 3. Save Unsecured PDF

After unchecking the password boxes, save secured PDF as unsecured PDF by clicking on the "File" button and "Save". Now you can save the unsecured PDF file to your computer.

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