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How to remove the password from a PDF file

23 mayo, 2021

PDF files are a very common option when consulting documents online. They are easy to generate (some office programs like LibreOffice allow direct export to this format) and can be read with any web browser, which has made them perfect for the times.

Now, you may have downloaded a PDF file from the Internet and have not been able to consult it, since it is protected by a password (which, of course, you do not have). In this article we will show you how to bypass the password of PDFs to be able to read them normally.

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In web services is the answer

If we do not know the password of one of these files, all we need is to resort to a PDF unlocking web service. There are many available on the net, each with its own peculiarities, but in essence with practically identical operation.

The idea in all of them is the same: you have to upload the PDF from our computer or the cloud (many allow you to import files from Dropbox or Google Drive), give you editing permissions, and let the service take care of the rest. All this in a matter of seconds, in a way that is not painful or traumatic for the user.

An example of these services is I Love PDF, which it has the characteristics that we mentioned before: allows you to import files locally or from the cloud, remove the password and then you can download them to your computer, nothing more and nothing less. This particular website does not need you to register to use its service.

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Now, it must be taken into account that depending on the type of encryption that has been applied to the document you will not be able to unlock the password using these methods. If the encryption is very complex, it is best if you know the person who generated the document, ask him for the password. With the simplest methods, however, these web services should have no problem.

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