How to Copy, Paste and Print Secured or Restricted PDF Document

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Certain PDF documents prevent the user from copying and pasting or printing its contents. Not that you have any bad intention, say you need to quote a few paragraph as reference for your report with credit given, it would a waste of time typing everything over again.

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How to Copy, Paste and Print Secured and Restricted PDF Document

The following page contains a free online utility that allows you to upload a locked Adobe PDF files, once uploaded; a version of the PDF without printing or copying/pasting restrictions is displayed in a new browser window. Proceed to print. Visit Free PDF Unlock Online Utility. Note: The webpage is sort of spammy with lots of ads, search for the upload button and check the term and condition box. What the online application does it:

  • It unlock all security features of the PDF
  • Makes the PDF printable
  • Removes forgotten password you set many years ago
  • Enable copy (Right click)

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13 comments on “How to Copy, Paste and Print Secured or Restricted PDF Document

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    Reg R March 6, 2009 at 1:57 am [ Reply ]

    This utility actually doesn’t work.

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    Kamps September 17, 2009 at 4:14 pm [ Reply ]

    This actually does work! It worked for me though…

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    Zoe December 20, 2009 at 4:33 am [ Reply ]

    Thanks Gecko & Fly

    Worked for me too today

    Keep those website gem finds coming :)



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    Zhuismile May 5, 2010 at 11:35 am [ Reply ]

    Well,it doesn’t work,i found Advanced PDF Password Remover 5.0 ,it works well .

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    Owen May 18, 2010 at 8:13 am [ Reply ]

    Thanks, worked perfectly well.

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    Hema May 19, 2010 at 11:15 pm [ Reply ]

    WOw!! Perfect…Worked for me.

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    MUNIR June 20, 2010 at 4:25 pm [ Reply ]

    It’s amazing, coz it really worked for me. Thanks.

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    Puneet June 25, 2010 at 5:54 pm [ Reply ]

    Thank you very much :-D worked for me tooo.

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    ASh October 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm [ Reply ]

    IT works and it worked for me now…

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    Muhammed Munewer November 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm [ Reply ]

    Thank you!! It cracked the secured pdf and gave me the normal pdf with in seconds.

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    Helena Strofova January 15, 2011 at 12:20 am [ Reply ]

    Wonderful, worked like magic! Thanks for sharing and instructions!

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    John H April 23, 2011 at 7:11 am [ Reply ]

    This program works great!! You have to save the file and then use snapshot in the PDF.

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    Sathvik March 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm [ Reply ]

    thanks man you are a life saver, I owe you one

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