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What to Do When Lost or Forgot the PDF Password on Mac?

Forget the PDF password and cannot access to your PDF documents? Tried several PDF Crackers but got to nowhere? Don’t be upset, I am going to show you the right moves to recover your PDF password.

First of all, find out which PDF password protects your PDF.

As we all know, there are 2 PDF password used to protect your PDFs: User Password and Owner Password.

User (Open) Password: protecting PDF file from opening

Owner (Master) Password: protecting PDF file from any changes on editing, from copying, printing, reading by screen readers, etc.

In another words, 

  • If you cannot open a PDF file, your file is user-password protected, and you need to crack/restore PDF User Password;
  • If you can open the PDF file, but are restricted to edit, copy or print, your file is owner-password protected, and you need to crack/restore PDF Owner Password;
  • If you cannot open or edit the PDF file, your file is both user&owner password protected, and you need to crack/recover both PDF user and owner passwords

Then, recover your PDF password.

But how?

As information becomes an ever aggravating factor that shapes how better we solve problems, we often return to Internet for solutions. So, most of our PDF users are inclined to seek answers from Google, and we find there are 2 general types of PDF password recovery tools available:

1.    Online PDF Password Recovery

PDF Password Recovery Online is the top choice. It is a web-based and paid(10 Euros) password recovery tool that requires no installation of software. You can try following steps to restore your forgotten PDF password.

Step 1. Go to and you will be directed to its interface as following by clicking "here", choose the file from your Mac.

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Step 2. Start the decryption process by supplying some details about the password.

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Step 3. Enter your email address so that you can be informed when your decrypted PDF file is ready.

what to do when lost or forgot PDF password on MacStep 4. Pay for the service and then you will be able to download the retrieved data file from the website.

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It supports multiple document formats, like any type doc, xls, ppt, pdf, rar, zip, also it can restore password from a PDF within 700M.

However, the PDF password recovery service will cost users 10 Euros also the speed to upload your PDF with forgotten password also varies greatly, it may even take a long time to upload. What’s more, it involves risks of information leakage when your file is kept by another party. 

2.    Stand-alone PDF Password Recovery

There are numerous password recovery tools, but quite few among them can recover both open password and owner password. So, here I recommend using Cisdem PDFPasswordRemover, a comprehensive stand-alone software, designed to remove security from PDF and recover PDF user password.

Try Cisdem PDFPasswordRemover Now to Recover PDF Password!

1st, Download its trial version and launch it on your Mac

2nd, Import secured PDF files

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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 recover the PDF password if you forgot it.

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Useful Tip:Go to the settings as follows. You can check or fill in the above options like, password length, additional characters, etc. By doing so, you will save a lot of recovering the lost password.

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3rd, Once the protected PDF is imported, click"Remove", Cisdem PDFPasswordRemover will automatically remove pdf password protection, an equivalent PDF without password will be saved, and the PDF file with forgotten password will be recovered.

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In different cases, PDF users may adopt preferred tool to recover their PDF password. But for the sake of information safety and 100% success to recover the forgotten password, Cisdem PDFPassword Remover is highly recommend, because it does exactly what is says on the tin, removing password restrictions and crack PDF to recover your password-protected PDF in a safe and efficient way.

2016-08-30 09:43:31 / Posted by to PDF Password Remover Mac Follow @ Megan

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1 Responses

  • Lilah

    My new job started with several protected PDF files, I did not know from whom I could get the PDF password. After 3 embarrassing trial, I am determined to buy yours.

    9 months ago REPLY

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