Best Way to Print a Password Protected PDF Document

Ashwani Tiwari | Modified: 2021-11-18T20:44:10+05:30 | PDF

Do you want to know how to print a password protected PDF file? I will show you the best and affordable tool to do it.

I would like to begin this article with little information about PDF password security types.

There are two types of password security provided by Adobe PDF:

  • User Password/ Document Open Password: Like its name it prevents others from opening your document.
  • Permission Password/ Master/ Owner Password: This security prevents others from doing certain activities on your document.

So if you have forgotten the User Password, you cannot remove PDF Document Open Password.

But, if you forgot your permission password, you can definitely use the following methods.

Note: Google Chrome method will not apply here because your PDF document might have printing restrictions hence this method won’t work. But if you have restrictions other than ‘Print’, you can use Google Chrome. 

Tool To Print a Password Protected PDF (Permission Password isn’t required)

PDF Password Remover Freeware is the best, safest and most affordable way to print a password protected PDF.

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  • It does NOT ask for a Permission password.
  • The tool comes with a ‘Print’ button to easily print your PDF Documents directly.
  • It can process multiple PDF files and folders at once, hence perfect for professional use.
  • As this is an offline tool, you don’t have to worry about the privacy of your data.
  • It can remove user-level security/ Document Open Password, (for this you should know the password).
  • It can surely remove PDF documents security restrcitions without asking for permission password.

Restrictions You Can Remove Using This Tool:

  • Printing
  • Copying
  • Editing
  • Commenting
  • Form Filling
  • Signing
  • Page Extraction
  • Document Assembly

How to Print a Password Protected PDF Without Knowing Permission Password

Step-1: Download the tool on your Windows or Mac system.

tool to Print a password protected PDF

Step-2: Click on ‘Add Files/ Folders’ to load PDF Documents.

Step-3: Select ‘Print’ radio button because ultimately you want the hard copy of your PDF files.

Step-4: Press the ‘Unlock’ button.

Note- You can also use Adobe Acrobat application but it has its downside:

  • It needs permission/ owner level password.
  • It is a highly expensive tool, definitely not for individuals or if they just want to remove restrictions.