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.
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.
Do you know of a good one for pc?
Sorry, I don't do windows.
But Google will surely turn up some choices.
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?
Well, I specifically referred to them as "commercial programs" and "legitimate commercial programs."
Nowhere did I imply they were freeware.
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.