How to Remove Password from PDF File using Google Chrome


PDF documents can be protected with password protection. The password protected PDF files requires the end-user to enter the password to open it. However, this feature could be frustrating at times. To solve this, here is how you can remove password from a PDF file using Google Chrome.

There are several third-party applications, which allows you to remove password from a PDF file. However, most of them are premium software  tools with $$ price tag. Now what if you can do the same without spending a penny? Well, yes you can remove password from a PDF file using one of the most common software installed on almost every Windows PC and that is Google Chrome. 

Google Chrome has inbuilt PDF reader, which allows you to read your PDF files directly on  your browser. All you have to do is drag and drop your PDF document to Google Chrome tab. The same feature could also be used to remove password from PDF files with ease. Here is how you can do it. 

How to Remove Password from PDF File using Google Chrome

Follow these steps given below to know how to remove password from PDF file using Google Chrome. However, before you proceed with these steps do note that you must open the PDF file on Google Chrome using the password before you can remove password from it.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome browser on your PC.

Step 2: Now find the password protected PDF file, for which you want to remove the password. Drag and Drop that password protected PDF file to Google Chrome.

Step 3: Now a pop-up window will ask you enter password for opening that PDF file. Enter the password and click on OK to open that file.

Step 4: Once you have opened the file, right-click on it and select Print option.


Step 5: In the Print window, click on Change button beside Destination. In the options, select Save as PDF. ( Skip this step if you already have destination set as Save as PDF).




Step  6: Click on Save button, and enter a name for your PDF file and Save it.


That’s it. Now try to open that newly saved PDF file. It should open without asking for password. Alternatively, you can also save the new PDF file without password directly on your Google Drive account. To do this, in Destination section, select Save to Google Drive. 



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