How to remove a password from a PDF file using your browser

Learn how to remove a password from a PDF file using your web browser Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Firefox with this step-by-step tutorial.

This only works if you know the password of the password-protected PDF file.

Steps

1. Open your web browser.

2. Drag the password-protected PDF file into your web browser.

Drag a PDF file into a web browser

You can also right-click on the PDF file > Open with > Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Firefox.

Open a PDF file in a web browser

Or, if you've set your web browser as your default PDF viewer, you can also double-click on the PDF file to open it in your web browser.

Your web browser will now ask you to enter the password of the PDF file.

3. Enter the password.

4. Click on the Submit, Open file, or OK button or press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Enter the password of the PDF file in your web browser

5. Click on the print button in the top right corner of the PDF file.

Web browser print button

Or click on the web browser's menu button in the top right corner and then click on Print. The menu button consists of three vertically aligned dots (), three horizontally aligned dots (), or three horizontal lines ().

Web browser print meny entry

Or press the Ctrl + P keys on your keyboard.

A “Print” window will open.

5. In the top left or top right corner of the “Print” window, you click on the selection menu button at Destination or Printer and select Save as PDF or Save to PDF.

Save as PDF option in Chrome

6. Click on the Save button at the bottom of the “Print” window.

Chrome Save button

7. A “Save As” window will appear and in this window, you select a location on your PC where you want to save the PDF file.

8. In the File name field, you can change the file name for the PDF.

9. Click on the Save button.

Save as window

Your web browser will now save a copy of the PDF file to your computer without password protection, so you don't need to enter a password to open this PDF file.