remove all restrictions from pdf

To protect the file from unauthorized users, people protect them either by adding restrictions or passwords. However, there could be print, copy, edit, extract, comment, sign restrictions added to Adobe PDF file. But, there are times when a user needs to remove security settings from PDF document, but they are unable to do that. It is because users don’t know the password applied to the document. Therefore, to fix such problems read the blog and get resolve your query.

“Recently, I found some important notes regarding my college project on Windows OS. I opened the file in Google Chrome and tried to copy data from it. But, I am unable to do so. Again I opened this document in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and checked the Permission Details. It shows that Content Copying is not allowed and the file is having Permission password. But, the problem is I don’t know the permission password. Does anyone know a simple solution to remove security settings from PDF document without password? All suggestions are welcome?”

Quick Solution: SysTools PDF Unlocker Software is a reliable and trust-worthy utility to remove all restrictions from PDF files. It is the perfect solution to unlock multiple PDF files.

What are the Security Settings Applied to PDF Document

Basically, there are two types of security settings applied to PDF files one is by applying password and the other is by adding restrictions.

Open Passwords:

To restrict someone from accessing your content this type of password is added to PDF. Without entering this password no view the PDF document. Therefore, to access the secured PDF document it is necessary to have this password.

Permission Password:

This type of password is needed to change permission settings of PDF document. This is used to restrict PDF from copying, printing, editing, commenting, signing, etc. Thus to enable all settings users should remove permissions from PDF.

How to Check What Security Settings Applied to PDF

1- Open PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

2- Click the Padlock icon & click Permission Details option

3- In the document menu several options are listed from which click Security

4- View the Document Restriction Summary

5- In this summary all the associated permissions with PDF file are present

6- There are three possibilities of permissions i.e. all are allowed, all are not allowed & some are allowed and not allowed

How Acrobat Remove Security Settings from PDF on Windows

Now, to remove all security from PDF document it is necessary to follow these steps:

1- Start Adobe Acrobat pro application

2- Open the PDF file & provide a password to view it

3- After that, click the lock icon on the left side of the window

4- Next, click “Permission Details” and select No Security option

5- Now enter a proper passwordClick OK button

Note: It is not possible that everyone is knowing the permission password and having the full version of Adobe Acrobat Pro. Hence, for that, we have described another desktop utility i.e. Best PDF Password Unlocker by SysTools. With this application, a user can easily remove security settings from PDF without password (Owner level).

Best Solution to Remove all Restrictions from PDF

To disable or change security settings from PDF document quickly use SysTools PDF Unlocker Tool. It is the reliable application which can easily remove permissions from PDF document without password requirement. All the security restrictions are eliminated by the tool in just a few seconds. Security permissions like copying, changing document, printing, signing, document assembly can be removed by the tool without any hassle. The tool does not have any limitation on the size of the file to remove all restrictions from PDF document. Moreover, being an independent utility it does not require the installation of Adobe Acrobat to remove all security from PDF. The tool supports all versions of Windows operating system including 10.

How Tool Remove Security Settings from PDF Document Without Password

Follow these simple steps:

1- Lunch and Run the tool to remove permissions from PDF document

2- Click the Unlock option to proceed further


3- After that, click the Browse button to select the PDF from which security has to be removed



4- View associated permissions & select destination location for unlocked PDF

5- Lastly, click Unlock PDF button to remove all restrictions from PDF

removal of restrictions

Note: The software is also available for Mac users also. With Mac PDF Unlocker Software users easily remove security from PDF documents. Moreover, all restrictions like commenting, signing, copy, edit can be easily removed by the software in bulk. This application is compatible with all versions of Mac OS X.


Oftentimes, it happens with users that they try to remove security settings from PDF file in order to perform a certain task. So, in this blog post, we have described the method to view associated PDF restrictions as well as solutions to remove permissions from PDF documents. Both the manual & automated tool, are explained user can opt according to their convenience.

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