Q: Several days ago, I downloaded a useful tutorial in PDF from Google. I wanted to add some notes and print it, but I failed, it was a password protected PDF file. How to convert password protected PDF to normal PDF so that I can edit and print it? Who has a good idea?
A: To prevent PDF file from printing, editing, coping, and changing, many people choose to add an owner password to their PDF file. Converting password protected PDF to normal PDF on Mac is not a difficult task, there are two methods can help you do that. With either of them, you can convert secured PDF to unsecured easily. So what are you waiting for? Come and try it!
Part I Convert Secured PDF to Unsecured on Mac with Cisdem PDFPasswordRemover
Part II Convert Secured PDF to Unsecured on Mac with PDF Online Tool
The method one is using Cisdem PDFPasswordRemover for Mac to convert password protected PDF to normal PDF. If you have this PDF Password Remover Mac, access to password-protected PDF files will not be a huge challenge for you.
Cisdem PDFPasswordRemover for Mac is an excellent PDF unlocker that designed to removes unknown owner passwords and known user passwords from encrypted PDF files. It will convert secured PDF to unsecured without damage any elements in your original PDF files. And it support converting a 500-page encrypted PDF file within 1 minute and also supports batch converting up to 200 PDF files at a time, it will save you so much time.
Download now and your encrypted PDF files will be unlocked in the next minute.
Step 1. Free download and launch Cisdem PDFPasswordRemover on your Mac.
At first, you need to click the "Free Download" button to start. After finishing download, you need to install it on your Mac and run it.
Step 2. Import secured PDF files.
Drag&Drop PDF files or directly add files as it instructs into the main interface.
Step 3. Start to convert password protected PDF to normal PDF on Mac.
Click the "Remove" button, wait a moment, it will finish converting your password protected PDF to normal PDF perfectly.
If there is a lock icon appearing with your PDF, it indicates your PDF is user password protected from opening. Click the lock icon, either enter the user password if you know or directly decrypt the password if you forgot it. Remember to tweak the settings as it guides to cut the time of decryption.
Many online PDF Cracker tool also can help users to convert secured PDF to unsecured, PDF Unlcok! is the most famous one. It will help you to remove passwords and restrictions from secured PDF files for free.
Step 1. Go to PDFUnlock! website.
Click the hyperlink to go to PDFUnlock! website, its interface will be shown you as follow.
Step 2. Add your password protected PDF files to this online tool.
Next, you need to add your password protected PDF files to this online tool, you can drop a file to it or you can select from computer, Dropbox or Google Drive. This online tool doesn't support batch convert password PDF file to normal PDF.
Step 3. Start to convert password protected PDF.
Then, click the "Unlock" button to start convert secured PDF to unsecured, you may need to wait some time.
This online tool also only supports to remove the owner password of PDF, user password of PDF is not supported. And it not supports to batch convert password PDF file to normal PDF. What’s more, this online tool can’t guarantee the effect and others, your elements in your original PDF files may be broken.
It is worth mentioning that some uncontrollable factors may lead to your PDF files give away, some else may get your file. And website will store your information of action and document, the liability of free online PDF tool is limited.
Jose has been a member of Cisdem since 2012. He specializes in reviews, how-to guides, top lists, etc. on PDF, data recovery and multi-media. On his spare time, he likes to travel or challenge some extreme sports.