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Learn various methods to decrypt PDF file passwords and easily unlock them for printing. Protect your confidential information effectively.

I. How to print encrypted PDF files?

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The two decryption methods to be introduced next are very simple in operation. You only need to follow the detailed steps to easily unlock the PDF file password. Follow the editor for the actual operation.

1. Decrypt encrypted PDF files with Renee PDF Aide

If you want to decrypt PDF files, it is recommended that you use this tool called Renee PDF Aide . This software can not only quickly unlock the password of encrypted files, but also encrypt PDF files at any time, which is very convenient and practical.
What is Renee PDF Aide?
Renee PDF Aide is a multi-functional software tool that combines PDF file editing and format conversion. It utilizes advanced OCR technology to convert scanned PDFs into common formats like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Image, HTML, and TXT. The software allows for quick conversion of entire documents or specific pages at a speed of up to 80 pages per minute. In addition to conversion, it offers functions to optimize and edit PDF files, such as repairing damaged files, improving loading times, splitting multi-page files, combining pages, adjusting display angles, encrypting/decrypting, and adding watermarks.
Renee PDF Aide supports the conversion of multiple languages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Selecting the recognition language in OCR mode can greatly improve accuracy and efficiency, making it easy for beginners to use.
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Renee PDF Aide has two main functions: basic editing operations on PDF files and converting PDF format files into other commonly used formats. Let’s explore how to use Renee PDF Aide‘s file editing function to decrypt encrypted files.
How to use the file decryption function of Renee PDF Aide?
Step 1: Download and install Renee PDF Aide, then open it. Click the “PDF Tools“.
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Step 2: In the top function menu bar, select the Encryption/Decryption” function bar. Then import the PDF file to be decrypted into Renee PDF Aide through the “Add File” button. There are two options under the encryption/decryption function menu bar, namely “Encrypt PDF File” and “Decrypt PDF File“, click the “Decrypt PDF File” option. Then fill in all possible passwords that have been set in “Possible Passwords“.
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Step 3: After decrypting, click "Convert" to start decrypting the PDF file. Once done, the password-deactivated file will be exported to the preset location for printing.
PDF Tools function:
Repair: Repair damaged or unopenable PDF files.
Optimize: Optimize PDF files that take a long time to load, and compress large file PDFs.
Split: Split multi-page PDF files into multiple files or one as required.
Merge: Merge and output multiple PDFs into one PDF, and you can also specify the pages to be merged.
Rotate: Adjust the display angle of PDF files.
Encrypt/Decrypt: PDF can be encrypted, locked and decrypted.
Watermark: Add foreground watermark/background watermark to PDF file, watermark can choose picture or PDF document.
Image to PDF: Convert multiple or single images into one or more PDF files.

2. Use the Google Drive function of Google Chrome to decrypt encrypted PDF files

Google Drive is an online cloud storage service launched by Google, offering users 15GB of free storage space. Users can access and use the service through their Google account, including decrypting encrypted PDF files.
The steps are as follows:
Step 1: Open Google Chrome, and enter the website Then log in with your Google account.
Log in to your Google Drive account
Step 2: Drag and drop the PDF file needing decryption to Google Drive, then double-click the saved PDF file in Google Drive to open it in Google Chrome browser.
decrypt encrypted PDF in Google Chrome
Step 3: Use the shortcut key Ctrl+P to open the printing interface, find and click the “Change” button in the newly opened window.
decrypt encrypted PDF in Google Chrome
Step 4: Select the “Save as PDF” option in the pop-up dialog box, then click “Save” to download the decrypted PDF file locally. You can then print or edit the PDF files as needed.
decrypt encrypted PDF in Google Chrome

II. Summary

Two methods to decrypt PDF files have been learned – using Google Drive account requires no software download but needs a stable network and a Google account, while Renee PDF Aide requires software download but is small in size and allows for editing and format conversion of PDF files, making it convenient for frequent PDF users.