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How to Remove Password from PDF Files Using Google Chrome

Banks, Companies, Co-corporate and Others can send you a password protected PDF file due to your personal information’s & sensitive data. They also send a password to open that PDF file but later when you received that previous PDF file. The password can be anything and Most of the time it’s impossible to remember.

Having multiple password protected PDF files can be headache because of different-different passwords provided by the senders. If you archive these password protected PDFs into Google drive, the text isn’t searchable inside Drive & takes just too much effort to find these PDFs later.


Note: This article is for “How to remove password from PDF files?” not “How to crack PDF password?“. If you are searching for the way to crack PDF password then I suggest you to leave this article right now because this article not gonna help you to do that.

Steps to Remove Password from PDF Files with Chrome:

If you are using Two factor authentication security on your account then It’s OK to remove the password protection from PDF files before uploading them to Google drive But If you are saving them to your personal computer then you can create password protect archive.

Google Chrome has a built-in PDF reader* and a PDF writer and we will combine the two features to remove the password from any PDF document. Let’s see how:

1. Open your password protected PDF file with Chrome or Drag your password protected PDF file into your chrome browser. If you can’t find your PDF right now then you can use this Sample PDF file – The open password is “TheHackerSolutions” without the quotes.


2. Chrome will now prompt you to enter the password of the PDF file. Enter the password and hit Enter to open the file.

Enter PDF password

3. Now go to the File menu in Google Chrome and choose Print (or press Ctrl+P on Windows or Cmd+P on Mac).

After that Choose the destination printer as “Save as PDF” and click the Save button.

Save as PDF

Google Chrome will now save the PDF to your desktop but without the password protection. If you re-open this PDF in Chrome, it would no longer require a password to open.

Hope this article helped you to remove PDF password. If you have any further query & suggestions then you can simply comment bellow on the comment section. Don’t forget to share this article with your friends on social media like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Other.

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