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Old 09-27-2013, 08:46 AM   #1
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how can i remove password from PDF

searched all over and none of the solutions work. I have the password, I am in the document, but can't turn off the password?

did file > properties > security but there is no option to delete password?
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Download or purchase a copy of Adobe Acrobat. You will need this software to password-protect your PDF files.

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Open the PDF file you would like to remove the password-protect in Adobe Acrobat.

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Connect to the Internet with your web browser, and download an Fdisk utility program. A great freeware utility is called Super Fdisk.

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Run the setup.exe file for Super Fdisk and follow the on-screen instructions to completely install the application.

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Open Super Fdisk once it has fully installed.

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In the upper left menu of Super Fdisk, select the drop-down menu that shows a list of your hard drives. If you have more than one hard drive listed, choose your primary hard drive, as this hard drive most likely contains the PDF password holder aka "MBR" (Master Password Book Records by Adobe)

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Select the partition that is labelled "MBR" and click the Delete button.

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Wait for Super Fdisk to completely delete the MBR, and then close the application.

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All PDF's will be unlocked
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Print it to PDF, with CutePDF or a similar application.
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I think V85's solution is a little more...thorough.
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Download or purchase a copy of Adobe Acrobat. You will need this software to password-protect your PDF files.

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Open the PDF file you would like to remove the password-protect in Adobe Acrobat.

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Connect to the Internet with your web browser, and download an Fdisk utility program. A great freeware utility is called Super Fdisk.

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Run the setup.exe file for Super Fdisk and follow the on-screen instructions to completely install the application.

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Open Super Fdisk once it has fully installed.

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In the upper left menu of Super Fdisk, select the drop-down menu that shows a list of your hard drives. If you have more than one hard drive listed, choose your primary hard drive, as this hard drive most likely contains the PDF password holder aka "MBR" (Master Password Book Records by Adobe)

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Select the partition that is labelled "MBR" and click the Delete button.

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Wait for Super Fdisk to completely delete the MBR, and then close the application.

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All PDF's will be unlocked
Best information I've ever seen given on the forum! Its best to follow this step by step to unlock your PDFs.
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Thanks v8, I unlocked all my pdfs on my work computer that way...got a big presentation today. My colleagues needed a ton of their PDFs unlocked too, so I just ran it on the corporate storage server. Seriously saved our asses.
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I was using reader, used Acrobat, all set.

not sure whey everyone suggested downloading other programs, all i did was file>properties>security>no security, just needed to be in proper program.

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Like I said, his solution is more thorough. It erases the password from /etc/shadow.
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I was using reader, used Acrobat, all set.

not sure whey everyone suggested downloading other programs, all i did was file>properties>security>no security, just needed to be in proper program.
It's good if you have a lot of pdfs and don't want to do it for all of them. Batch processing is the best way to go. Run it once and you don't need to worry about it on any pdf again.
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