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Giveaway of the day — PDF Password Remover 1.6.2 (Win&Mac)

Remove PDF restrictions from protected PDF files on Windows and Mac!
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There are a lot of PDF files can not be printed or converted, that means those PDF files have been protected. PDF Password Remover is a tool to remove PDF restrictions from protected PDF files on Windows and Mac OS X.

Before removing the PDF owner password and restrictions, you do not have the authority to convert, modify and print the PDF document. After PDF Password Remover processing, the protected PDF document will be decrypted to a normal PDF file and you can do anything on it.

If you are a Mac user, please download the installation file here (10 MB).

License data: Lifetime

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8; Mac OSX 10.8 or later

Publisher:

PDFZilla.com

Homepage:

http://www.pdfpasswordremover.com/

File Size:

2.8 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#25

PDF Password Remover that can't remove password without the actual password, this is awesome!

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#24

Mac version...no where to enter password...window opens unable to enter registration anywhere...poor instructions for mac,

Reply   |   Comment by smbluthing  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

When I run this free software, I only have two buttons. One is select the directory and second is buy Licence. I preferred BYE.

Reply   |   Comment by Dattatraya  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#22

This does work as the author describes. However...

I found it pretty astonishing that accepting the defaults at a Windows installation installs this in a folder off the root of the boot drive (C:). Who does that in 2017? How about installing in Program Files or Program Files (x86) like every other developer does?

And the default output folder is also off the root - C:\output.

Seriously? It's just soooo Windows 95/DOS 6.2 to do that.

For those who want to change that, you can use Notepad to edit the last value in the setup.ini file in the installation folder.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

Hey DD,
First, thanks for the output file location hack !
That was very helpful.
PDFZIlla could benefit by making that a setup option rather than having to hack the setup ini.

On the other hand:
You question installing the program in the root of c ?

Frankly, housekeeping is just easier that way.
(Sometimes "old school" can be the better way)

Why the convention to install programs in Program Files or Program Files (x86) ever got derailed is beyond me.
It's ALWAYS a bit of hide and go seek as to where a program resides.

In as much as Microsoft decided to do this one day,
it only adds another layer of unneeded complexity. I see no advantage.

Personally, I have ALWAYS installed my programs in the root of C.
It's Quick and easy.

My 2 cents : )

Reply   |   Comment by Frank Russo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

DD,

Could also click the output link on the UI to set the output path.

Reply   |   Comment by Woody  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Woody, yes, but the next time you load the program, it reverts to C:\Output.

If you edit the .ini file, its output goes where you tell it to every time.

You can still click on it if you want it somewhere else for the current run.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Frank Russo, Microsoft suggests strongly that 32 bit programs get installed in Program Files (x86), and 64 bit programs in Program Files.

They claim it's a security issue, and also there are times when Windows restricts access to folders off the root.

I install (and subsequently uninstall) a lot of stuff, and about 99% follow the Microsoft suggestion.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

My old version 5 from November 2012 works better for me given the Windows Explorer message that PDF Password Remover 1.6.2 has stopped working when I exit the program. I emailed a dump file to the developer but I haven't heard back or, if I did, then the solution was to use the program on another computer.

Reply   |   Comment by StephenB  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

StephenB,

It might be a Windows error, could you please try on another PC, or do a Windows fixing then try again?

Reply   |   Comment by Woody  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Woody, the current version does work on other PCs, which makes some sense. However, it doesn't make sense that I'd have to start another system when there shouldn't be any problems with my daily home/desktop/production system, especially when the old version 5 works just fine. I emailed a dump file to your web site contact in case you are curious why Windows Explorer thinks the program has stopped working when it is a program exit. Finally, I'm uncertain what you mean by a "Windows fixing".

Reply   |   Comment by StephenB  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hello again... just to be clear and something I just learned: when I refer to version 5 I am talking about PDF Password Remover (yes, same name) from passwordunlocker, which is likely a different company. Odd: seemingly two products from two different companies but with the same name and doing the same thing.

Reply   |   Comment by StephenB  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#20

dl the s/w & able to run on my system.
so far is very smooth.
The version that i got is 1.6.2.
Thank GOTD and PDFZilla.

win 10 x64 user

Reply   |   Comment by donald  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#19

I do not know where you folks get think it is ver. 1.5...downloaded, installed, registered, then rebooted program....upper left corner of the program states Ver 1.6.2

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Dan,
Looks like the download was just replaced.
It now installs V1.6.2

Reply   |   Comment by Frank Russo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#18

Yes, Correct after you install it, it's V1.5 not 1.6.2

I tried downloading and installing V1.6.2 from PDFZilla's website
but it will not register with the provided serial number.

I already have V1.5 installed 3/2016
Now I have Two Version 1.5 installations.

What should I do PDF Zilla ????

Reply   |   Comment by Frank Russo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Frank Russo,

It has been fixed, could you please download from http://www.pdfpasswordremover.com/down/ppr_setup.exe

Reply   |   Comment by Woody  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#17

The registration key does not work for portable version 1.6.2. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Bertha  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Bertha,

I am so sorry for that but the giveaway version is the installer version.

Reply   |   Comment by Woody  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#16

Downloaded and installed Mac version.
Have entered the provided key however the front screen still shows "Unregistered Version - Buy Now!"
The provided key shows if I click on "Unregistered Version - Buy Now!" so it seemed the key had been stored *but* when I restarted the program the key had gone. Entering the key again results in the same i.e. the front screen shows Unregistered Version.
Can anyone help?

Reply   |   Comment by Davo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Davo, Hello,
Please redownload the file.
It should work now.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Alexa, Hi
Thanks for the fix. The key is now accepted by the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Davo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

#1 Dear Dan, you wrote:
"PDF Password Remover can not remove the user password if you don't have it, that means if you can not read or open the PDF without the password, you need the user password to remove the password and restriction."

Something worth noting so there's no confusion as to what this program is and isn't able to do.

My answer:

Reading the description: This program removes a protection against printing or copying. I just used it vor copying of parts of a newspaper pdf which was protected.The program works easy, fine and fast.

Thank you GOTD

Here the information from the website

Pros:
It can decode the owner password of any PDF document, no matter what software was used to create it. Besides that, the user can use the drag and drop function for importing PDFs into the program. Furthermore, the output folder for saving the unprotected PDF file can be freely set.

Cons:
It can not remove the user password of PDF documents.

Reply   |   Comment by Ritchi Freudenkinder  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#14

I have installed the program in Win10-64 Pro.
I have used PDFill PDF Tools (Free) to protect some PDF.
One: without any password to read and a password needed to print:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/xbqKYIvLyF701Nm
After using the GOTD-program the owners-password is also removed.
Another PDF: 1 pasword to read and another to print/copy etc.
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/jp3Xt5GZZjgirMT
Without a password the GOTD-program does nothing. After entering the reader's password(g**d) all can be done(read, print, copy . . ).
A fault of PDFill PDF Tools (Free) or a fault of PDF-protection??
Also a third PDF:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/jYZTxIbqGFdprrY
To be sure, I did the encryption again:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jvb5l7zwy4r3de4/RestrictieAllOn.png?dl=0
The result is:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/Sv4q0vHDvANTAKP
I used the program of today and used just reader's password.
After that all was possible, reading, printing, copying.
The other test:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/275hetj5qen9s90/RestrictieAllOff.png
Result:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/GKEBaHwK34cMLmc
After using today's software, the result is the same, reading, printing etc.
Download the files and do the test's.
To be safe let virustotal.com examine the url's before downloading.
So today's program removes all restrictions after entering reader's password??

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Ootje,

Yes, it will remove all restrictions.

Reply   |   Comment by Woody  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Thought this would be useful however,
I tried installing the MAC version and get an "Invalid Serial Key " Message - help ?

Reply   |   Comment by peter hoare  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

peter hoare, Hello,
Please redownload the file.
It should work now.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#12

I've been successfully using an earlier version since 2013 to removed restrictions on "secured" credit card statements. Today's version which, as others have noted, is not 1.6.2 but, rather, 1.5.0 is easier to use than the old version. However, version 1.5.0 seems to have a definite glitch in that when I close the program in typical fashion (click on the X) Windows Explorer reports that the program has stopped working and do I want to send more information about the problem. I'll try sending the dump file to the publisher to see what they can make of the situation. Overall, I have found this program to be useful over the years.

Reply   |   Comment by StephenB  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

Downloaded and installed Mac version. Attempted to register product with license key in ReadMe file. Get "Invalid Serial Key -- failed" every time.

Reply   |   Comment by cealus  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

cealus, Hello,
Please redownload the file.
It should work now.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#10

Does what it says about allowing one to alter protected pdf - I tested it with a bank statement and could highlight, add and edit text, add comments etc - a keeper for me - thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by priska  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#9

PDF Password Remover. Only removes the (Users Password) NOT the (Owner Password). Mening that if they set passwords on the file just for the Owner, none will be able to edit the file and so on etc... But if the password is set for the User then it can be removed.

I hope that was a bit helpful!

Have a blesd day!

Reply   |   Comment by Danny Muniz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Danny Muniz,
unfortunately.
If the reader's password and owners password differs, this program remove all restriction with only the reader password.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#8

Holy cow, this thing works! No, it won't help with User Passwords that are needed to open the PDF.
But for Secured PDFs that won't let you modify, copy content or print, this works a charm. I was recently provided with a form as a PDF file that I needed to fill out. It was not a fillable PDF, so I guess the intent was to print, scan and return. I have Acrobat PRO, so I figured I would simply add my info, resave and send back. But nothing I tried would allow me to even add anything to this document. I could open it in several programs, but none would allow me to re-save as unprotected, or print to another PDF.
But this did it. It's a keeper.
P.S. Not sure what the difference is, but I, too, ended up with v1.5 instead of the advertised 1.6.2

Reply   |   Comment by RayC  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

This PDF password remover software (Mac version) will not register using the Registration Key given in the ReadMe.txt. I tried about 8 times - both using copy and paste and by entering the key with the keyboard. Message is: Invalid Serial Key - failed

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

David, Hello,
Please redownload the file.
It should work now.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

As others have mentioned, the download is v1.5.0 and not 1.6.2 as listed.

After installing I downloaded the portable version, v1.6.0, from the website and it ran fine, without requiring additional registration. Apparently it inherited the registration from the GAOTD download.

Reply   |   Comment by YossiD  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

YossiD, That didn't work here. Asked for reg code and said invalid. v1.5 regs, but not 1.6.

Reply   |   Comment by alicia  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#5

I got the link via email. Says 22 hours left to download. Won't let me download it. Just spins. The page isn't working. This site is so aggravating.... over and over, which reminds me why I almost never come here anymore.

Someone commented the program doesn't open PDF's if you don't have the password. That's not what this says.

"There are a lot of PDF files can not be printed or converted, that means those PDF files have been protected. PDF Password Remover is a tool to remove PDF restrictions from protected PDF files on Windows and Mac OS X.

Before removing the PDF owner password and restrictions, you do not have the authority to convert, modify and print the PDF document. After PDF Password Remover processing, the protected PDF document will be decrypted to a normal PDF file and you can do anything on it."

Reply   |   Comment by Beryl  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#4

I do not understand ,
Can the program remove the pdf writer password or not ?

Reply   |   Comment by EDY  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

EDY, pdf's can have a password to prevent you opening it or a password to make it read only (or other restrictions). I think this software deals only with files you can open but cannot modify not with files that cannot be opened at all. ie it looks at a read only pdf and converts it into another editable pdf file. Note I said I think. No time to try it at the moment and as I don't have adobe acrobat I cant tell if my readable pdfs are read only protected or not.
In passing I would mention that you can open a pdf (open not drag drop) in "Libreoffice write" (free open source) and edit it there as a write document and then export it as a pdf. I have never had "Libreoffice write" tell me that a pdf was password protected (and have opened (converted) some from banks) so maybe it can do similar to todays offering. As I say I am unable to tell if they are write protected or not.

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

EDY, My understanding is that it can't remove a "user password" needed to open a PDF but it can remove restrictions such as non-print or non-copying of text.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

David Murphy, No I was wrong. Gave it a quick try and you have to have the password to make it work even if you can see it in a PDF reader. ????

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hi. If the PDF has a password to open it, you will need the password, so it's no good for that

However, many PDFs can be opened, but show as "SECURED", meaning you can view it but not much else

This program removes the SECURED feature, enabling you to copy text from it, edit it, etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Joel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Dear David Murphy,

It will remove the restriction and owner password.

Reply   |   Comment by Woody  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

EDY, I,m completely confused now I see other comments. I installed and ran this pdf password remover. It came up with a screen saying drag drop pdf here. I did so. It said enter password which I did not have. I entered nothing. nothing happened. So I presumed it only worked if you have the password.
I opened the same pdf in Libreoffice. It displayed perfectly as a write document. I edited it and exported as a pdf.
Uninstalled pdf password remover. I'm done too confusing for me.

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#3

Version is 1.5 rather than 1.6.2.

Reply   |   Comment by Bertha  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#2

It loads the older version 1.5.0 and NOT the newer version 1.6.2?

Reply   |   Comment by dbnnet  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#1

"PDF Password Remover can not remove the user password if you don't have it, that means if you can not read or open the PDF without the password, you need the user password to remove the password and restriction."

Something worth noting so there's no confusion as to what this program is and isn't able to do.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

Dan, I have to wonder, if you have the password, why would you need a password remover?

Reply   |   Comment by meerling  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Mo, Print the opened plan to PDF. If they have print restrictions then this program will remove them.

Reply   |   Comment by alicia  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

You need the 'user password' to just open the PDF, if the author set that. Without it, you can't open it all.

Once opened, the author can still restrict your printing, or copy-pasting, or editing the opened document with a separate password.

This software removes the password for the latter condition, not the former.

If you can't open the PDF file at all, this software won't help you. But if you can, this will remove further restrictions.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

DD, Thanks for the info, without that it seemed rather odd.

Reply   |   Comment by meerling  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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