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Have some important PDF reports and now need to unlock them? In daily life, it is very necessary to know how to unlock a PDF, because 90% of PDF files, especial these for business are password protected. To get the PDF content, edit or copy the PDF, users need to know how to unlock a PDF. Given different purposes, I will present two solutions for how to unlock PDF files in this article.

Method 1. Unlock PDF Using PDFelement

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You'll need a perfect tool to unlock PDF file. Usually, unlocking PDF password is just the initial step, and the next move is to edit the unlocked PDF. In this case, a PDF unlocker with more features is what you should have.

Wondershare PDFelement is an all-in-one PDF editor which provides full solution for dealing with PDF documents, including unlocking and locking PDF. Editing PDF text and image is as smooth as working with a Word processor, and you can freely handle the pages by inserting new page, combining multiples, extracting and splitting. The OCR function is one of the high-rank features which can transform image-based PDF into editable and searchable. Check the steps for unlocking PDF as below.

Method 2. Unlock PDF Files Using PDF Password Remover

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To unlock PDF document, a PDF Unlocker is needed. Instead of spending much time on the Internet looking for PDF tool by trial and error, you should directly try Wondershare PDF Password Remover, a simple, little PDF Unlocker to unlock PDF files easily and efficiently.

It allows you to unlock a PDF file only in 2 steps. With its user-friendly interface, you don’t need to spend time to learn the operation as all the things are ready here and you only need to drag the mouse and make some clicks.

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    Step 1. Import Locked PDF Files

    Launch Wondershare PDF Password Remover. And then drag and drop PDF files to the program. If a lock appears on the PDF item bar, double-click the "Lock" icon to enter the right password to unlock the PDF from opening password.

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    Step 2. Choose Output Folder

    Now you can customize the output folder as you like. You can either save the unlocked PDF files in source folder or click the "Three Dots" icon to choose a folder you prefer. Click "OK" to confirm your choice.

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    Step 3. Unlock PDF Password

    Click the "Start" button to unlock PDF files. Just in a few minutes, you'll see you've successfully removed the PDF restrictions and unlocked a PDF file. Click the "Open" button to find the output PDFs for reusing.

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