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Remove Security Restrictions from PDF File – Unlock PDF Restrictions


Adobe Systems developed Adobe Acrobat program to view, edit, secure, print and manage files in PDFs (Portable Document Format). The PDF file format is almost accepted all over the world and is compatible with all OS & handheld devices such as mobile phones, tablets. These files can store images (gif, png, jpg, bmp), text, forms, graphs, visuals, etc. Also, it can be shared with anyone to transfer data from one system to another. But, sometimes owner disallows the options like Edit/print/extract/sign, etc. Therefore, in such cases, it is needed to remove security restrictions from PDF file. We have the perfect tool for the professionals to smoothly remove PDF document restrictions.

SysTools PDF Unlocker Tool is the best-recommended solution to remove PDF file restrictions without any hassle. (AVAILABLE FOR MAC & WINDOWS)

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User Got Stuck, Need to Remove PDF Restrictions – Scenarios

Scenario 1: “One of our organization employees earlier created sales reports, and now he is not working with us. We want to edit that particular report, but we are unable to edit because the report is secured with an owner level restriction. Can anyone suggest me a solution which can easily unlock pdf restrictions.”

Scenario2: “Unable to remove password from secured e-aadhaar card which I have downloaded in PDF format. Can anyone suggest me a simple solution to remove restrictions from PDF (adhaar card PDF).”

Scenario3: “I purchased an E-book in PDF Format. Now, whenever I click on the ‘Print’ button nothing happens. That print button is greyed out, I don’t understand why I am getting this message. Please help.”

In all the above scenarios the main query of the users is ‘how to remove security restrictions from PDF file?’. So that they can bypass all kinds of PDF document restrictions and enable Edit / Print / Copy / Extract Text options in PDF file.

Two Types of PDF Security

With Owner Password: Owner level Password is applied to restrict others to Edit/Print/Extract/Copy PDFs. Other users can only read this kind of PDFs. No password is required to open and view PDFs. The only owner has full access to such PDF Files eg. Ebooks, Restricted Reports, Exam papers, PDF tutorials, etc.

With User Password: User password is applied to maintain the confidentiality of the PDFs. Only the user with the correct password can open and view such a document. Such kinds of documents can easily be printed/edited/copied after typing the correct PDF file Password. No legal method is there to open such PDFs if once the password is lost.

Remove Security Restrictions From PDF With a Professional Tool

SysTools PDF Management Software Range brought you PDF Unlocker and is one of the best commercial ware, which is mostly used to remove security from secured PDF documents. No matter the PDF file is secured with the Owner level password or User level Password, Software is advanced enough to remove all kinds of PDF file restrictions.

Have a look at its unbeatable features:

  • Takes few seconds to Unlock multiple PDFs in batch
  • Allows to remove security password from PDF files
  • Supports PDF files created by different version of Adobe Acrobat
  • Even Remove Security Restriction from 256-bit AES or 128-bit RC4 encrypted PDF
  • Enables Edit/Print/Copy/Page extraction permissions
  • Allows to remove document assembly and form filling restrictions
  • Easy Installation on Win 10 & below OS
  • GPU acceleration for quick removal of PDF security restrictions

Steps to Remove PDF Document Restrictions

Follow below steps and remove pdf security restrictions i.e. owner level & user level:

Step1: Install & Run the software on Windows OS

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Step2: Select the restricted PDF documents by clicking on the ‘Add Files / Add Folder” button

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Step3: Click on the either Save or Print option to proceed further


Step4: Hit the Change button and select the destination location


Step5: Then Click on Unlock button to remove all kind of security restrictions from secured PDF

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Step6: Now, the software has successfully removed security from secured PDF documents



In this article, we have discussed Adobe PDF Restrictions policies. Along with this, we have also covered the solution to remove security restrictions from pdf file. As we know PDF file restrictions prevent the document from authorized users. But, sometimes it is needed to remove pdf document restrictions. Therefore, in this blog, we have covered the best solution to remove PDF file restrictions.

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