Have you ever thought to remove password from PDF file? We often receive PDF files which are password protected. Having the secured PDF files is always suggestible, but the problem comes when there are many. Suppose, if we have different passwords for different PDF files then we may fall in to the situation where we could not recollect the password and fails to open that PDF file. In this article, I will let you know how to use Google Chrome to remove password from PDF file without the need of any other software.
When you know password of PDF document, you can follow below procedure or you can also read our article about 2 Amazing PDF unlock hacks. When you don’t know password of PDF document, no free method will solve your issue. You must buy premium softwares to remove password from PDF. I recommend you to buy Wondershare PDF password remover for Windows and Wondershare PDF password remover for Mac.
If you know the password of your document, continue reading this article.
How to Remove Password from PDF File Using Google Chrome
Google Chrome is not just a web browser but sometimes it saves us time with it’s amazing features. Both PDF Reader and PDF Writer are built-in with Google Chrome by default. So, it allows us to remove password from PDF File without the need of any extra software and it works in every operating system. So, let us see the process step by step.
STEP 1: First we need to open the password protected PDF File in to the Google Chrome browser. To do that, just drag the PDF File in to the Chrome browser.
STEP 2: Now, Google Chrome asks to enter the password. Enter the correct password and just hit enter.
STEP 3: Next step is press “Ctrl + P” on the keyboard which allows you to print the document. But, now instead of printing the document we will do the small trick using the feature of Google Chrome.
STEP 4: Now, you can see the destination printer on the left side. Click on “Change” button and Chrome shows you the different destinations.
STEP 5: Under “Local Destinations” click on “Save as PDF”.
STEP 6: Now destination has been changed to “Save as PDF”. Click on “Save” button and it asks for the location to save the PDF file.
STEP 7: Now, your PDF file has been saved in your local and when you open it next time, it does not ask for the password.
STEP 8: If you want to change the local destination as Google Drive and One Note, click on “change” again and choose Save to Google Drive under Google Cloud Print section and Send To OneNote under Local Destinations respectively.
Is not it interesting? Removing password from PDF File was a hectic and tedious task previously, but with Google Chrome it has become very easy.
Note: In order to save the password removed PDF file to Google Drive using the above steps, make sure that you have logged in to your Gmail. Else, you could not see the “Save to Google Drive” option.
Yes! These are the steps to be followed to remove password from PDF file using Google Chrome. There are many more best online services and softwares to remove password from PDF file, but by using Google Chrome there is no need of any such softwares.
Many us save our Payslips, bank statements to the Google Drive. But, the problem we face is as they are password protected, they are not searchable. So, again we need to spend time in getting the right PDF File in Drive. Rather than spending time over there, just remove the password from PDF file and now save it to the Drive. If you don’t know password of your PDF document, you need buy Wondershare PDF password remover for Windows or Wondershare PDF password remover for Mac.
Did you find this trick useful? Do you have any more simple ways to remove password from PDF without installing any new software? If you have anything to add, please do share with us through comments.