How to remove password from PDF documents on Windows 10

Yes, you can remove the password from any PDF document for easier access, and this guide, you'll learn the steps to complete this task.

Remove PDF password on WIndows 10
Remove PDF password on WIndows 10

Sometimes, PDF documents may include a password in order to protect its contents during transmission over the internet or keep prying eyes from accessing the sensitive information.

However, once you receive the PDF (which you’re keeping in secure location), you can remove the password to save some extra steps every time you need to view the document.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to remove the password of a PDF document using tools available on Windows 10.

How to remove password from any PDF document

To remove the password of a PDF document, use these steps:

  1. Open PDF document.

    Quick note: You can use any PDF reader application, such as Xodo PDF reader, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, etc. In this guide, we’ll be using Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click the Print button. (Usually, you can use the Ctrl + P keyboard shortcut.)

  3. Use the “Printer” drop-down menu and select the Save as PDF option.

    Print as PDF on Microsoft Edge
    Print as PDF on Microsoft Edge
  4. Click the Save button.

  5. Specify a name for the PDF document.

  6. Choose a location to store the form.

  7. Click the Save button.

Once you complete the steps, you’ll end up with a copy of the PDF document without password that you can now open more quickly.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and