SysTools PDF Unlocker

Simple & Easy to Use Tool to Remove PDF File Restrictions

  • Remove PDF file restrictions: Printing / Copying / Editing / Extracting text
  • Supports Unlocking the PDF file from Owner Level password security
  • Adobe Acrobat Installation is not required to remove PDF file security
  • Supports Adobe Acrobat 9 & below versions with 128/256 bit encryption
  • Unlock PDF File in Batch with Business or Enterprise License
  • Does not recover or remove restrictions from corrupt PDF files
  • Compatible with all Windows versions: Win 8.1 & all below versions

List of Key Features in SysTools PDF Unlocker

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Remove PDF File Security

Software allows you to remove all types of security from a PDF file. It can unlock PDF files from restrictions like: printing / copying / editing / extracting text. After unlocking PDF file, you can further save it to any desirable location. Also, with the single file mode you can unlock single PDF file at a time.


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Unlock Password Protected PDF File

PDF Unlocker tool can remove owner level password from the PDF file. Also, if there is any user level password applied on PDF file then you can unlock it by providing the respective password when prompted. Once the PDF gets unlocked, resultant PDF file will not prompt for password to open. read more


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Un-restrict PDF File in Batch

If you have multiple PDF files all having a common PDF file restriction or with some special restrictions then PDF Unlocker Software will remove protection from all of them. For batch operation, you need to order for Business or Enterprise license of the tool as single user license will work in single file mode only.


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Preview Permissions of PDF File

As you browse and load any PDF file, the software will immediately list all of the associated permissions. You can see the current status of PDF file permission in ‘After’ & ‘Before’ columns respectively. Once, PDF file gets unlocked, the permission status preview will change accordingly.


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Maintains the File Integrity

While unlocking and saving a PDF file, software will maintain the data integrity. It will not make any changes to the original formatting of PDF file. Also, it will keep the attachments and other formatting intact for the respective document.


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Save File in New Folder

In order to save the PDF files after unlocking them PDF unlocker software allows you to choose any of the desirable location. On the other hand, you can also create a new folder straight away from the software panel itself and save the file into it for further convenience.


PDF Unlocker Tool Screenshots

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Step 1: PDF Unlocker
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Step 2: Add PDF File
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Step 3: Preview PDF Permissions
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Step 4: Unlock PDF File

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Size: 5.5 MB Version: 3.2

Trial Limitations

Trial version of PDF Unlocker software remove restrictions from your PDF file, but when you will save them, you will get "SysTools" watermark on all the pages of that PDF document

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System Specifications

System Specifications
  • Hard Disk Space: 10 MB of free hard disk space

Application Pre-Requisites

  • If you are using Window 8.1/8/7 or Vista, then please launch the tool as "Run as Administrator".

Supported Editions

  • Microsoft Windows – 2000, 2003, 2008, XP, Vista, or Windows 7/8/8.1, 2008/2012 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Adobe Reader should be installed
Frequently Asked Question
Does the PDF Unlocker software support Windows 8 platform?

Yes, software supports Windows 8 platform and runs successfully on below versions too.

Can I remove password from protected PDF file using this software?
I have some password protected PDF files. I need to access them but I don't remember their passwords. Will this program help me view my documents?

Without knowing the correct password of your document you cannot unlock it. You need to provide the appropriate password for the respective file when software prompts to proceed with unlocking.

Is there a prior limitation set on the number of PDF files tool will process?

No, software can unlock any number of PDF files without any trouble.

Will software also remove print restriction from PDF files?

Yes, software will remove restrictions like: printing, editing, copying or extracting data from PDF file.

Does the software unlock multiple PDF files at a time?

For processing multiple PDF files at a time, you need to purchase Business/Enterprise License of PDF Unlocker software.

Will software support PDF files created in Adobe Acrobat XI?

Yes, now the software supports PDF files from all versions of Adobe Acrobat.

Can software also remove restrictions from corrupt PDF files?

No, software removes restrictions only from healthy PDF files and you must have the authority to access it.

Why does the software UI appear small on my Windows 7 machine?
I just installed the trial version of PDF Unlocker software and ran the program. How do I select the file to unlock? I can see a box next to "Select PDF File" but I don't see a browse button to select my file.

If you are facing this kind of issue please adjust your screen resolution. Right click on 'Desktop' and go to 'Screen Resolution'. Click on 'Display' and change the setting to "SMALL". Now, restart your machine and launch the PDF unlocker tool again.

What Clients Say

I used your tool and its give me awesome response. Thanks SysTools for such type utility. It enables me to do editing and printing task as i was going for new file creation but someone and your tool help me out here.



Ajankya Doorse, LA

Before publishing a PDF when I tried making some changes into it I got restricted. Later, I discovered that certain restrictions had been assigned on it by the ex-employee. Thanks to PDF Unlocker Software; password set by the owner of the document was removed without having to contact him at all.

Edward Hathaway, New York
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Add PDF File
Remove Print Permissions
Remove Content Copy Permissions
Windows 8 & All Other Previous Windows Version Supported
Remove Page Extraction Permissions
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