As you all know that the Google Drive is already protected with 2 layers of security – password and 2-factor authentication – it should be satisfactory if we remove the password protection from PDF files before uploading them to drive.
There is a software program available that can remove password protection from PDF files that works on both Mac and Windows. And this software program is already installed on your computer. This software program is called called Google Chrome.
As we all know that the Google Chrome browser has a built-in PDF reader and a PDF writer and if we can combine both the two features to remove the password from any PDF document. Let us see how this is possible:
- Drag any password protected PDF file into your Google Chrome browser.
- Google Chrome will now immediately say you to enter the password of the file. Enter the password and tap Enter to open the file.
- Now enter to the File menu in Google Chrome browser and choose Print. Choose the destination printer as “Save as PDF” and click theSavebutton.
Google Chrome will now save the PDF to your desktop but without any type of the password protection. If you want to re-open this PDF in Chrome, it would no longer require a password to open.
And on the other hand, if you have enabled Google Cloud Print, you will choose the destination as “Save to Google Drive” in the print dialog box and the unprotected version of the PDF will be sent straightly to your Google Drive from the Chrome browser.