How to Unlock a Locked PDF File in Windows

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 for document exchange. Adobe PDF is used for representing two-dimensional documents in a manner independent of the application software, hardware, and operating system. Each Adobe PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout 2D document that includes the text, fonts, images, and 2D vector graphics which compose the documents.

Locking or password protecting your PDF files can prevent or restrict other people from opening the files and potentially gaining access to your valuable data, but there are ways to disable the security. There are many offerings of freeware or shareware the internet which help you achieve this goal. The following tips helps for computer having Windows OS to unlock a PDF File which is locked.

Make use of PDF unlocking software

PDF Unlocker is a pdf restriction removal tool to remove restrictions added to PDF files. Software unlock PDF file and remove restriction for editing, copying, printing and extracting. PDF restrictions removal tool removes restriction in just a click. Software creates new decrypted PDF file which can be opened in any PDF viewer without any restrictions i.e. you can edit, copy, print and extract the PDF file.

In internet you can get much free software for unlocking pdf files. Many programmers write different versions of that software. So get the latest version carefully with thorough search in the internet web contents.

Install the software

Once you got the latest version of the pdf locking software you can just download and install it for use. Choosing the correct software is more important as it depends on the system requirements and its efficiency. You can download the software in CNET as it is software downloadable site. Some software vendors may have their own official site wherein which we can download them. Some sites give the list of instructions to be followed to download them. Some software sites contain .zip, .rar files to download and some others may have direct binary files to download them.

Extract the files after downloading it properly and install the software. Then create a shortcut for it on the desktop for easy access from the control panel menu. First go through the readme file thoroughly in order to gain knowledge about the software.

Complete Unlocking procedure

Once you gained the knowledge about the working of that software, you can now launch the software to unlock a locked file in windows. Usually they try to decrypt the password which is protecting that pdf file. Once the file get unlocked, then any one can use it without any locks.

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About the Author: Justin Belden is a freelance web & graphic designer with over 15 years' experience. He is also an Avid member of the Design/Development community and a Serial Blogger who loves to help people by sharing interesting and informative tips and trick related to computer and technology.

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