How to Unprotect a PDF File

PDF file format currently is widely used as a method for file sharing and distributing on the Internet. However, most PDF documents online are protected with password which make copying, editing, or printing impossible. So PDF unprotect might be necessary if you want to make changes to a protected PDF file.

Have downloaded some password protected PDF files and now want to unprotect PDF to gain full access to the documents? Use AST PDF Password Remover. It is a professional PDF unprotect tool which help to unprotect PDF files with ease. Please go on to see the step by step guide for how to unprotect PDF password:

Note: Here this article takes AST PDF Password Remover for Mac as example to make the detailed description. If you are using Windows, please get the Windows version to unprotect PDF.

Step 1: Download and Install PDF Password Remover for Mac
Free download the latest version of this Mac PDF unprotect software and install it on your Mac computer.

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Step 2: Import Password Protected PDF Files
Launch PDF Password Remover for Mac. In the main interface, click “ Add Files” button to add password protected PDF files.

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Tip 1: Batch unprotecting PDF files is supported. You can add multiple protected PDF files to the software at a time.
Tip 2: If your PDF files is protected with user password, you will be required to enter the correct password to unprotect PDF.

Step 3: Select Output Folder for Unprotected PDF Files
You can save unprotected PDF files in source folder. Or click “...” to customize the output file folder.

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Step 4: Unprotect PDF Files on Mac
Click the “Start”, the program will automatically begin PDF unprotect on Mac. Just in seconds, you will have your PDF files unprotected. 

Unprotect a PDF File

It is pretty easy to unprotect PDF. With AST PDF Password Remover, you can easily unprotect PDF documents and gain permissions like copying, modifying, editing, extracting, commenting, or printing etc.