How to Remove Encryption from A PDF File

Encryption is a security method of preventing unauthorized access to PDF files. But sometimes breaking PDF encryption can be necessary in case you lost or forget the password. On this occasion, you will need a third-party PDF encryption remover tool to remove PDF encryption.

One such tool that can be applied to remove encryption from PDF files is AST PDF Password Remover. By using this tool, you can remove PDF encryption in seconds. Then you can view, copy, edit, or print content of encrypted PDF files easily.

Following are steps for how to remove encryption from PDF with PDF Password Remover:

Step 1: Download PDF Encryption Remover
Free download AST PDF Password Remover. Both Windows and Mac version are available. Here we use the windows version. If you need to remove PDF encryption on Mac, please make sure you download PDF Encryption Remover for Mac.

Step 2: Add Encrypted PDF Files to the Program
Install and run this PDF Encryption Remover on your computer. On its main interface, click the “Add Files” button to upload PDF files to the software. For open password protected PDF files, you will input the correct password to continue.

Remove Encryption from A PDF File

Step 3: Customize the Output Folder if Needed
By default, AST PDF Encryption Remover will save the decrypted PDF files in the source folder. If necessary, you can select the “customize” option and then click the “...” button to set the output folder as you like.

Remove Encryption from A PDF File

Step 4: Remove Encryption from PDF Files
Finally, click the “Start” button to confirm the action and remove PDF encryption. PDF Password Remover will remove the encryption from PDF in a few seconds. Click the “Open” button you will see the decrypted PDF files.

Remove Encryption from A PDF File