Yesterday, a guy I know called me up from his office, asking how to share a PDF file which was password protected with someone else, without the password protection.
After a few seconds of brain search, I told him about two options which we could try, and I’m sharing the one with you which finally worked — the Chrome browser way.
Open the password protected PDF file in Chrome browser, drag n drop, CTRL + O, what works.
Once the file is opened and accessible in Chrome browser, press CTRL + P or click ‘print’ via right click menu or Chrome Options bar on top right.
The Chrome browser will now open the Print preview window overlaying the PDF file. From there select these following options —
1# Destination — Save as PDF
2# Pages — All
Click on ‘Save‘ on top left of the window, to save your PDF file in a new non-password protected version.
Your new PDF file is now ready to be shared with anyone.
Hope this helps.