How do I remove a password on a PDF file?

Community Beginner ,
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 10, 2016

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I obviously work with a lot of pdf files.  I am trying to combine several into one pdf.  Unfortunately I am getting a message saying that one file is password protected. 

Can I remove that password when I have no idea who would add one?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 10, 2016 Jun 10, 2016
Hi Alison,The password was apparently added by the author of the PDF to prevent just such activity as you're attempting. The appropriate and ethical thing to do would be to contact the author of the document and request either the password or an unprotected version. Mike

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Jun 10, 2016 Jun 10, 2016

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Hi Alison,

The password was apparently added by the author of the PDF to prevent just such activity as you're attempting. The appropriate and ethical thing to do would be to contact the author of the document and request either the password or an unprotected version.

Mike

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Thank you! 

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Feb 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2022

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I recieve my payslips via email as password protected PDFs. I can open the PDF no problem at all but it wont let me save it with the Open password removed. Before using Adobe i had no issue at all exporting the file to my Desktop with the open password removed simply by selecting export PDF. If Adobe doesn't allow this could someone please recommend on how i remove it.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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You need to know the Edit-file password to be able to do that.

We will not recommend here any tools to bypass PDF security.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 13, 2016 Jun 13, 2016

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You can combine the files as portfolio.

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