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Remove PDF files Password On Mac OS X

There are a lot of people who use PDF files for personal projects or work projects. Not many people know that you can set a password to protect your PDF files. However, sometimes you may want to remove the password from that specific PDF file, so that other people can access it without having to enter the password. Today we’re going to explain to you how to easily remove the password from a PDF file.

Removing the password from PDF files on Mac OS X

First of all, you will need to open the file in preview. After that, you will need to unlock the document. To do this, you will need to put in the password if you don’t know what it is simply ask the person who gave you the file. Usually, the documents from a company that are inside a PDF file are pretty important and this is why these files are password protected.

If you don’t know the password, then you should ask for it from your colleagues or the one who has sent it to you. Once you know the password, just open the PDF file and input the password to get access to it.

Now you will need to select File->Save As and, after that, select a location where you want to save the file and name it how you want. However, keep in mind that when you save the file, do not check the box called “Encrypt”. So, make sure that this option is unchecked, and the PDF file that you save will not be password protected anymore. After that, you will be able to open the new PDF file (which contains the same data as the one with the password) without having to insert any password.

Remove PDF files Password On Mac OS X


It is always safer to set a password to a PDF file, especially if the file contains important information, such as financial data from a big company or some personal data of someone who is a customer. Keep in mind that by removing the password from a PDF file you take a big risk.

If the PDF file has important data information from the company you work for, you will most likely get into trouble if someone else gets his hands on it.

Do you usually set a password for PDF files?

Costea Lestoc
Costea Lestoc
I began writing as a professional on my personal blog and then discovered my true calling, which is writing about SEO, technology and gadgets in general. I am a technical writer, author and blogger since 2005. An industry watcher that stays on top of the latest features, extremely passionate about juicy tech news and everything related to gadgets.


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