Password unlock

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Sep 10, 2012

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I have a pdf file from 2007 that has a password protection. I dont remember the password. Is there any way i can unlock the file.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 10, 2012

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There are commercial programs available that will generate an "unencrypted" (i.e. with no password) duplicate clone of the encrypted PDF file in a matter of seconds.

On the Mac, I have used "PDFKey Pro" for years.

These are legitimate commercial programs, nothing illegal.

They do, of course, highlight the completely illusory sense of security you get from creating a supposedly secure PDF that "requires" a password.

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Do you know of a good one for pc?

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LEGEND ,
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Sorry, I don't do windows. 

But Google will surely turn up some choices.

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Thanks

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I have not been able to find one i have tried them they all want you to purchase them. Anyone know a free one that will let you find the password?

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LEGEND ,
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Well, I specifically referred to them as "commercial programs" and "legitimate commercial programs."

Nowhere did I imply they were freeware.

Geeeze…

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LEGEND ,
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I most definitely paid for mine!

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Okay

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LEGEND ,
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You might get more information, and possibly other options, if you post to the Acrobat Reader Forum: http://forums.adobe.com/community/adobe_reader_forums

This forum is for discussing the Adobe Forums, themselves, so you are only hitting a tiny audience. While they have had ideas for you, the Acrobat Community will likely have many more.

Good luck,

Hunt

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