Amit has shared a very quick and easy way to remove password from protected PDFs using Chrome. I was like… “why didn’t I think of this already!” when I read his tip.
The thing is simple. You could open the password protected PDF using Chrome, and press Ctrl + P (Cmd+P on Mac). Yes, this is “Print” in Chrome, but it also gives you an option to save pages or files into PDF format. Just set “Destination” to Save as PDF to save the file as PDF.
And yes, you can do this with PDF files too, which is why we are using this method to remove password from PDF files.
Now, PDFs are protected for a reason. Most of the times it is very important information like your credit card bill. So, it is recommended that you do not remove passwords and save them locally. You could save them to Google Drive, which will keep it secured, locked using your Google account password. If you have two factor authentication enabled on your Google account, you get that extra layer of security too.
Chrome’s Print menu that we discussed now can save the files directly to Google Drive. Click Destination and choose Save to Google Drive.
Neat, isn’t it? Let me know your thoughts!