How to Print a Password Protected PDF File with PDF Unlocker

PDF passwords are very convenient for the creator who is trying to protect the file, they can be bothersome for an individual trying to open, modify or print them. This article will show you how to print a password protected PDF file in just a few easy steps.

Have you ever received an important PDF file in the mail that you needed to open and print? Have you ever opened a PDF file you received in the mail, clicked the print button only to find out that you were not able to print it? Did that annoying alert box pop up telling you the print privileges of the document were password protected? To make matters worse, perhaps you are unable to get in contact with the creator of the file or they no longer have/know the password? Naturally, there are tons of reasons why a password is placed on the printing privileges of a PDF file and there are tons of reasons why you might not be able to access it.

Fortunately, there are ways to break the password and print the otherwise password protected PDF file. Anyone can print a secured PDF file as long as they follow a few simple steps given below:


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Step 1: Download and install PDF Unlocker

Click the button below to download free version of PDF Unlocker. And then install the program on your computer.  

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Step 2: Launch the program and import password protected PDF file

Now, launch the program and import password protected PDF file that is restricted for printing.

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Step 3: Click the "Start" button to remove PDF print protection

In this last step, you will need to select the destination folder and click the “Start” button to remove PDF print protection.


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Watch Video Tutorial on How to Unlock a Protected PDF File

This video tutorial explains how to unlock a password protected PDF file with our program called PDF Unlocker:




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