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Giveaway of the day — Recover PDF Password

Remove restrictions & recover passwords of protected PDF files with Recover PDF Password
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Recover PDF Password was available as a giveaway on November 10, 2009!

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Password for your own PDF document was lost, forgotten, etc... This can happen to anyone... And now you cannot access your own data anymore. Creating PDF document anew may be an exhausting and time-consuming task. So here is the solution: Recover PDF Password for Windows will recover your lost passwords easily. It doesn't matter whether your password-protected PDF document is old or new, because Recover PDF Password fully supports all versions of Adobe Acrobat and can recover Unicode passwords for protected Acrobat 9.x files.

PDF document can be protected in two ways: with "User" password or/and with "Owner" one. The first prevents document from being opened without knowing the password. The second one protects information from being printed, edited or copied. Recover PDF Password helps you recall both passwords in a very simple way, no matter how complicated and long they are.

With Recover PDF Password software, you have an option to decrypt your PDF and use it without any passwords or limitations. In case your document is protected only with "Owner" password, just press "Decrypt" button and all limitations will be gone at the drop of a hat!

During the installation you'll be asked to provide your email address. We will send the activation code for Recover PDF Password to the email address you provided.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008 x32, Windows 7, all x64 system platforms

Publisher:

Eltima Software

Homepage:

http://www.eltima.com/products/pdf-password-recovery/

File Size:

5.08 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#61

I was waiting all day the activating code, but I don`t receive anything

Reply   |   Comment by asdrubal ospina  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#60

#10 Eltima Software; if your program REQUIRES DEP to be disabled in any way then in this day and age when DEP compatible programming has been a standard windows compatible programing practice since XP service pack 2, you need to re-train your developers and bring them into the 21st century please. I know your product is an anti-security product by nature in that it hacks the password of a file someone may have legitiamately placed on a PDF but it should not require the user to increase THEIR level of vulnerability in order to use your software.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

I sent several registration requests hours ago. No response to any in my inbox or spam.

Sent email to support as suggested above. No answer. Something is very wrong with this giveaway.

jtuck

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#58

Installed fine on XP and one Vista.

Thanks GAOTD and thanks Eltima Software.

Reply   |   Comment by Dell  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#57

Vista Business 32-bit, clean install. I was expecting the same sizing problem others have mentioned, but it didn't happen. However, I have to say if any piddly little applet like this tried to dictate my working configuration to that extent it would be gone immediately.

I tried it on several pdfs. It worked OK on about 2/3's of them, some it complained about "illegal document formation" (or some such) and half of those times it abended. For the ones that worked it did not find passwords, but did offer to decrypt. The decryption worked and I was able to edit the files, which more important to me than actually recovering the passwords. It ran fairly fast, and while it was running in background it did not impact my interaction with other apps.

All in all, it worked well enough for me to keep it. When it works (most of the time for me), it is a handy applet.

Thanks GOD and Eltima.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#56

I keep getting "error - check connection" during setup even though I turned off antivirus, don't have a firewall, don't use a proxy and have no problems with any other software or applications (I'm a tech support specialist, so I have an idea what I'm doing). Very frustrating and disappointing.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Bee  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#55

To JAKERS - thanks so much, your solution worked perfectly. I wasn't able to get back to my computer until recently to try it, but that was just what I needed.


As for the software itself:

It's too bad I have problems with my eyesight and need the higher DPI to read print on my screen. I'm not likely to use this program much, for that reason. I don't know much about software development, but that seems like something basic that should be dealt with before the software even leaves the labs.

Also, I've gotten errors on both PDFs I've tried the program on. I checked Eltima's Help Files on their site, but there's nothing about error messages listed.

Here's what I'm getting:

Error: Acess Violation at 0x004A23F2 (tried to read from 0x00000004), Program Terminated.

Then the program shuts down. Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by Dusty  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#54

Every time I go into the software and try to "Select your PDF file:", the program exits. It's obviously installed, and it says it's registered. I'm using a PDF that says (SECURED) at the top. Suggestions? I'm on XP SP2.

Reply   |   Comment by Donna  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#53

"ERROR: Could not connect to our server…" Cannot get an activation key. Wrote to support and did not receive an answer. Turned off the firewall and still no go.

Reply   |   Comment by Dee Cee  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#52

Still trying to install, getting the same "error: Cannot connect to our server...", Windows firewall disabled, trying a few different email addresses.
Emailed the company 6 hours ago with the details as they requested, NO response.
Very disappointed.
Using WinXP-PRO-SP3.

Eldad

Reply   |   Comment by Eldad  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#51

I am running XP Pro SP3 and installed this without any problems at all and it openned up ok, too on the first try..but I have yet to use it fully, so I can't comment on that end of things.

One point I would like to draw your attention to though is the fact that when I first installed it one of the security programs I have running (Online Armor) blocked it from trying to run an .exe file from a temp folder, eventhough I had cleared the install at the start. Online Armor said it was blocked from trying to list files on the system..but the install carried on regardless and the software when scanned before running came up clean..as did the downloaded file in the first place..make of this what you will.

scribbler

Reply   |   Comment by scribbler  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#50

Wouldn't accept the registration code which was emailed to me. The code I was sent had a dash and numbers after "GAOTD", but the error message made it look like there should not be a dash.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#49

I tried 3 times to get the activation code on my regular email from my ISP. When I used my son's gmail account, it came right in.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#48

Response to Comment #12
Noam, sometimes people miss the giveaways. It just happened to me recently. A program I wanted was offered but because of my schedule that day, I didn't see the link in time. If a similar program was offered before too long, I would be very happy. People on this list receive links for about 30 free products a month. It is doubtful that anyone has use for all of them. Besides, a major purpose for software manufacturers is providing copies to those of us who recommend products to others, including those in the IT profession. Having an opportunity to test competitive products is very helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by Neal  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#47

at support@eltima.com,
I sent you a note as directed to send registration key. I have an aol account. Tried to register twice with 2 different aol addresses. Kindly respond.

Reply   |   Comment by HM  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

I have used 2 emails and got no keys so far. I check my spam list and folder and Eltima is not there. Please help ....

Reply   |   Comment by Mohamed  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

Like comments #19, 21, 25, 31, 33, & 34 it installed OK but the screen window was reduced so much that it was unusable. I tried #30's suggestion but since I am on Win 7 x64 the details are different. I had to change the text size from a custom 141% to 100% & re-log in. Then I could see the whole window's text & buttons. Changing the text size back to 141% brought the program's windows size problem back. This is going to make the program difficult to use. I got the activation code quickly, but somehow I got 2 apparently identical emails?

Reply   |   Comment by Marshall  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#44

Thank you JAKERS (#30) Working well with settings 96 DPI ! Thank you ! J.

Reply   |   Comment by Jozsef  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

I've received my key in Gmail address about 30 sec. after click request button!

Thanks A LOT for this GAOTD!

Regards from Brazil.

Reply   |   Comment by Fabio Beneditto  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#42

Downloaded and installed without even a hiccup! Installation process was painless, received registration key within 60 seconds.

Installed on Vista 32.

Will come in handy!

Reply   |   Comment by ketrout  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I also was having the same problem as many above with having a "reduced window."

So I tried Jakers suggestion and it worked.

"After an uneventful installation, I too could not see the entire GUI within the program’s window.

I tried tweaking my screen resolution but that didn’t help. However when I changed my display’s DPI setting back to its default value of 96 DPI and rebooted, it worked. Maybe/hopefully it will work for you too.

1) Right-click on any blank area of your desktop.
2) Click on PROPERTIES.
3) Click on the SETTINGS tab.
4) Click on the ADVANCED button.
5) Click on the GENERAL tab.
6) Select the NORMAL SIZE (96 DPI) option within the DPI SETTINGS.
7) Okay your way out and reboot your PC.

Good luck!!!
Comment by JAKERS — November 10th, 2009 at 10:52 am"

I ran it against a e-book PDF file that I had. I wanted to copy some paragraphs from it to use for my own use.

It didn't find any passwords so it decrypted the file.

So it does work, at least on this type of file.

Reply   |   Comment by Franklin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#40

installs, registers and runs fine on win7 32bits. no problems with screen size. email was instant. nice ui.
works for me!

thanks GAOTD & Eltima software

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#39

I am still waiting six hours later for email, It seems that using an AOL Email address does not work i used my aol.co.uk address and also my aol.com address but to no avail but when i tried a free silly Gmail address the email arrived immediately. btw i removed all spam and junk filters from my aol accounts prior to installing so the problem is not at my end.
Although i had problems with Email once it was installed it ran perfectly on Windows 7 7600 x64 RTM,
Thanks GAOTD and thanks Eltima Software

Reply   |   Comment by Barry  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#38

Installed this on Vista-64 and it brought up a window that was too small to contain the text and controls. No maximize button, no scroll bars. No way to get to the controls on the screen to use it.

Lee had the same problem on one XP box. So did Dusty on XP.

I installed it on a Vista-32 and had the same problem. Not ready for prime time.

Note to the software developer: Test this on modern systems with display resolutions higher than 1024x768 or figure out how to use scrollbars!

Reply   |   Comment by DWM  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

Hey #19/#21/#24/#31/#33/#34/#35,

Did the possible solution given in #30 work for you?

Reply   |   Comment by JAKERS  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#36

Likely it's the DPI issue/fix the poster I didn't see posted. I just don't want to reboot to try it out, I am running dual monitors and one of them is 120dpi versus the standard 96

Reply   |   Comment by jeff  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#35

I have the same problem as #19, #21, and #24. (Vista Home) The program came up with reduced window, right side cut off. I am unable to see/use the program. I have tried several different resolutions and have tried runningh the program as "administrator" all with the same results. How do we fix this?

Reply   |   Comment by Aaron Burleson  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#34

As wih 19 and 21 above, I can't see the bottom (and right) of the dialogue. I'm running Vista Business SP2 with a screen resolution of 1920x1200.

Installation was straightforward with email arriving in 60 seconds.


Cheers,
David.

Reply   |   Comment by DavidON  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#33

Same reduced window size problem as 19/21/24.

XP SP3 too.

Reply   |   Comment by jeff  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#32

Waited over 30 minutes for email. Tried two different email addresses, checked spam folder on both. Nothing. Just now received TWO activation email messages, both to the second email address I provided, and both identical activation codes. Still nothing received by the first email address I used, which leads me to believe that there is blocking of some domain names at their end. I understand it's free, but since one purpose of this is to gain customers, the frustration with activation (not to mention having to provide an email address) doesn't give me a very good feeling toward the company.

Reply   |   Comment by Terri  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

Same problem as #19 GUI is cutoff

Reply   |   Comment by BenS  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#30

After an uneventful installation, I too could not see the entire GUI within the program's window.

I tried tweaking my screen resolution but that didn't help. However when I changed my display's DPI setting back to its default value of 96 DPI and rebooted, it worked. Maybe/hopefully it will work for you too.

1) Right-click on any blank area of your desktop.
2) Click on PROPERTIES.
3) Click on the SETTINGS tab.
4) Click on the ADVANCED button.
5) Click on the GENERAL tab.
6) Select the NORMAL SIZE (96 DPI) option within the DPI SETTINGS.
7) Okay your way out and reboot your PC.

Good luck!!!

Reply   |   Comment by JAKERS  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#29

Hello Eltima software,

When trying to install, the routine shows the following error:
This application has failed to start because framedyn.dll was not fount. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

Click OK and you can continue with installation, then you come to the
second hurdle. The area where the routine asks for an email address so that you can provide a free activation key. Here comes the error where it says that: Could not connect to our server.....

Surprisingly, the free download available at Eltima site installs normally, but will only on Demo mode.

No more comments. Pls fix these problems..

Reply   |   Comment by bachupan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#28

#22: "16 @Eltima Software: I requested an activation key maybe 30 minutes ago, and it has not shown up, and it is definitely not in my spam folder nor my inbox."

Many email servers/services run their own anti-malware/spam filtering, so your email software may never be given the opportunity to mark it as spam. Suggest try another e-mail address on another service.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

@ Sue D. Nymme:

Please send email address you used to generate activation code to support@eltima.com, we'll try to check.

Reply   |   Comment by Eltima Software  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#26

unable to register. Tried 2 different email addresses. Searched junk mail folders as well. What gives?

Reply   |   Comment by hm  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#25

I have the same problem as #19 and #21. (XP Prof. sp3) The program came up with reduced window, unable to see/use the program, and the sizeof window cannot be modified. (Resolution on my Pc 1680x1050) Any idea how to correct ?

Reply   |   Comment by Joseph  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#24

@ Eldad:

This problem often occurs when installing GAOTD setup files. Please try to turn off firewall or antivirus software if you use one, they can block your install process.

Reply   |   Comment by Eltima Software  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#23

@SilenceIsGolden: "I am a freelancer and send out my invoices as password protected PDFs. I’d sure hate it if it were that easy to crack my protection."

Oh yes it is. There are many programs that can easily defeat the wimpy security that a PDF password provides.

Your best bet, if you want to prove that a document has not been tampered with, is to digitally sign it with a third-party strong encryption package, such as GnuPG. Provide the signature file along wit the PDF file (and keep it yourself, too), and you can prove in a court of law that the document has (or has not) been modified since you signed it.

HTH

Reply   |   Comment by Sue D. Nymme  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#22

16 @Eltima Software: I requested an activation key maybe 30 minutes ago, and it has not shown up, and it is definitely not in my spam folder nor my inbox.

Any help you can provide is appreciated, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Sue D. Nymme  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#21

I have the same problem as #19: I got the program installed and registered with no problems, but I can't use the software because the UI is, for some reason cut off. The right side is missing about an inch of the interface and the bottom is missing about two inches. (Thanks to Ashraf's review, I could at least compare them to see what was missing on mine.) I can't even click on the button to start the program, since that part is in the missing bit at the bottom.

I've had this problem in the past, when I was using a 600x800 monitor, and I just needed to change the resolution on my monitor to enable me to see the whole UI. However, I tried that with this program, and it didn't change a thing.

I was hoping to avoid uninstalling and reinstalling, because I wasn't sure if I could use the same email address to get another registration key, and according to the setup info, you can't use the same key again.

I'd really like to have this program - I have some PFDs that I've lost the passwords for. Does anyone have any suggestions?

(I am using an XP SP3 Operating System.)

Reply   |   Comment by Dusty  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#20

>>> IMPORTANT <<<: Like some others - when activating I constantly get "ERROR: Could not connect to our server..."
I hope an Eltima person or someone who found a way, will read this and help us by fixing it or providing another way to activate.
Eldad

Reply   |   Comment by Eldad  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#19

I loaded this and everything went well with the install and activation. But when I launch the program it comes up in a reduced window that does not allow viewing/using the needed GUI. The window cannot be made bigger or complete. This is an XP SP3 machine.

It loads and launches fine on another computer, XP SP2.

Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#18

A good, but expensive alternative is elcomsoft pdf password recovery program, or distributive password recovery. The later one can be used by network administrators, running it on thousends of computers, without noticing the end user, who is eg. typing a Word document, using 0.0001% of computer resources. www.elcomsoft.com

Reply   |   Comment by Szasza  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#17

@#6 Andrew - “This said, the usefulness of such software is really very limited. How many of us will frequently lock our pdf from opening, and at the same time, frequently forget the password?”

More than you’re aware of my friend, more than you’re aware…

*************************************************************

@#8 rizla01 – So what’s your point?

*************************************************************

@#12 – check your individual Spam and or Trash Folders as you may find the notification was redirected by your security program(s) from the Inbox to those locations (it’s been known to happen).

**************************************************************

@#13 SilenceIsGolden – “I am glad this is only really meant for your own documents – I am a freelancer and send out my invoices as password protected PDFs. I’d sure hate it if it were that easy to crack my protection.”

Be Afraid My Friend, Be Very Afraid!!!

Reply   |   Comment by aRenegade  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#16

@shades:
Actually your activation key was sent to you right after requesting it.

If you don't receive it, please make sure that your e-mail filter doesn't block messages (or puts them into spam folder) from "support_at_eltima.com".

Or provide any alternative e-mail address while requesting activation key to which it would be possible to send your activation key once again.

Reply   |   Comment by Eltima Software  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#15

This is indeed a great giveaway! I tried it on one document just to see if it would work, and it did. Wonderfully!! No reason why it shouldnt work on my remaining scored of PDF files. Wow, I dont see how anyone could do without this? This is the computer age. Adn I still have a pen a paper keeping track of all my password protected PDFs! Never been locked out of a document yet, but almost have a few times. Great job GAOTD!!

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#14

I am glad this is only really meant for your own documents - I am a freelancer and send out my invoices as password protected PDFs. I'd sure hate it if it were that easy to crack my protection.

Reply   |   Comment by SilenceIsGolden  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

I've been waiting for the last three hours for the activation key email. I've tried two different email addresses and still nothing.

Reply   |   Comment by shades  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#12

Only before about 10 days, at the beginning of November, We received the software PDF unlocker - drop PDF files.

What the difference between the softwares?

Why required two softwares from the same type in so short time ?

Is it recommended to replace the previous software with the new one?

Reply   |   Comment by noam  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
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