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How to Open Password Protected PDF Files

Do not know how to open password protected PDF files for copying or editing. You need to follow the steps to remove password protection from the PDF files.

Margarete Cotty
Published: Jul 13,2015 13:41 pm / Updated: Aug 03,2015 10:44 am

Get some important PDF files but cannot print or copy text form them? It is a common situation you could encounter. To protect a PDF file from being used unexpectedly, people, especially these PDF files creators, are likely to protect these PDF files with passwords. If you want to print or make a password protected PDF file editable, you need to learn how to open password protected PDF files.

Well, to open protected PDF files, you need to know that there are two types of protected PDF files. One is User Password protected PDF. You can open and view this kind of PDF files. However, you’re not allowed to copy or print the PDF. Another is Open Password protected PDF. With this Kind of PDF files, you cannot even open them until you enter the right password. Here are the solutions to remove password protection from PDF files.


Open User Password protected PDF files

To remove User Password protection from PDF files, try Wondershare PDF Password Remover. It enables you to remove the User Password from a PDF file in a 1-2-3 step.

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  1. Download, install PDF Password Remover and run it.
  2. Drag and drop PDF files to the app.
  3. Set a folder to save the output PDF files and click "Start".

In just a second, you'll successfully remove PDF protections. It is the most efficient way I've ever known. After then, you can open password protected PDF files without any hassle.

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 Remove Open Password from protected PDF files

If you know the Open Password for the protected PDF file, you can use PDF Password Remover to remove the protection. Just upload the PDF files to the app > Click the lock on the PDF item bar > Type in the password. If you do not know the Open Password, it might be quite difficult for you to open the PDF. You can try some software which uses Brute Force, Key Search or Dictionary Attack to guess the password. When the software figures out the password, it displays the password on the interface. Then you can copy and paste the password to PDF password remover to open the password protected PDF.

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