How To Remove Password From PDF Through Google Drive

Authorized Bank, Office sends their required Statements like Credit Card Statement or Tender files to the customer or Employee as password protected pdf because it’s contained personal information. I can save this file in Google Drive, but these files are protected by password and cannot be changed, so it is impossible to add a bookmark or search its text into the Drive. Also, each file has a different password, and it’s improbable to keep in mind all passwords and just annoying to find this PDF latter.

Removing Password From the PDF files

Hence Google Drive has 2 layer security passwords and 2-factor authentication; it will be safe to remove the password protection from PDF files before uploading them to Drive.

So now the question is- is there any low-cost software program available that remove password from PDF files? One that works on both Mac and Windows? Well yes and that already installed on your computer. It’s called Google Chrome.

Google Chrome has a built-in PDF reader and PDF writer, and by combining these two feature, we can remove the password from any PDF document by following the instruction given below

1. Drag any password-protected PDF file into the Google Chrome Browser.

2. Google Chrome will ask for the password of the data. Enter the password and hit Enter to open the file.

3. Now go to the File menu in Google Chrome and choose Print ( or press Ctrl+P on Windows or Cmd+P on Mac ). Choose the destination printer as ” Save as PDF ” and click the Save button


That’s it now Google will save the PDF file to your desktop without the password protection. If you reopen this PDF in Chrome, it would no longer require a password to open.

As the same, if you have enabled Google Cloud Print, you only have to choose the destination as ” Save to Google Drive ” in the print dialogue, and the unprotected version of the PDF will be sent straight to your Google Drive from Chrome.

Remove PDF Password without Google Chrome

If you don’t use Google Chrome, then you could download this free Windows utility called BeCyPDFMetaEdit to remove password from PDF files. First, launch the program, and it will ask you for the location of the PDF file. Before you select and open the PDF, change the mode to “Complete Rewrite,” then switch to the Security tab and set the “Security System” to “No encryption.” Click the Save button, and your PDF will no longer require a password to open.

Updated: October 15, 2019 — 4:00 pm

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