Password protecting a PDF file helps you ensure that even if the document gets lost the content won’t be available to anyone else unless you shared the password with them. we can apply two different types of passwords to PDF files. One is user password, and the other is owner password. These two types of password are applicable in different situations: the user password prevents others from opening (and reading) PDFs without knowing the password, while the owner password allows viewing but prevents editing, copying and printing PDFs.
However, it often happens that security passwords for the documents are lost, forgotten, etc… And you cannot access your own data anymore. Of course you can spend a lot of time and effort on creating this document all over again, or you can save your precious time and use Eltima Recover PDF Password – the software developed specifically for such cases that will help you retrieve both “Owner” and “User” passwords, even if you cannot remember a single character from the key combination. It can also be useful if your administrator is out of reach and you need to unlock your own pdf files. And it doesn’t matter how long ago your PDF document was protected with a password – Recover PDF Password is compatible with all versions of Adobe Acrobat up to v.9 and third-party PDFs, and supports recovery of Unicode passwords uncluding Acrobat 9.x files. You won’t experience any issues in the PDF password recovery no matter what language or keyboard layout it was created in.
With Recover PDF Password you can:
- Open, print, copy or edit password-protected PDF
- Get an unprotected copy of PDF file without password search.
- Use various methods to recover PDF passwords – Search by password length, Search by template; or use Exhaustive search (this method guarantees100% success but may take considerably long period of time. Use it if the PDF file has both user and owner passwords and they are long and complicated.)
- Dictionary search through the passwords. Recover PDF Password offers the dictionary that contains more than 400 000 words.
- View already recovered PDF file passwords -”History” tab lets you view already recovered PDF file passwords at any time. Moreover, you can delete one or all entries in “History” by clicking “Remove” or “Remove All” buttons, copy “owner” or “user” passwords and view date and time when the selected password has been recovered.
When recovery of passwords have finished, a window will popup to inform the user:
Take note that “recovery” of passwords is different than “decryption” of the file. Recovery involves finding the actual password; after a password recovery, the PDF is still Password protected; while Decryption of the PDF involves removing the actual encryption so all password protection and permission limitations will be removed. “Decrypt” option is a very convenient thing. Say, your PDF document was protected with “owner” password only and you don’t want to spend time recollecting this password or searching for it. Good news: your file can be decrypted right away with Recover PDF Password. Just add your PDF to the application and press “Decrypt” button. The next thing you’ll have is your unprotected and totally unrestricted PDF file. However, in case your document was protected with “user” password, you will need to first recover the password with Recover PDF Password for Windows and after that decrypt the document to use it with no limitations at all.
Eltima Recover PDF Password Key Features:
- Recovers “user” password required to open the file
- Recovers “owner” passwords, which protect documents from being printed, copied or edited.
- Working on multi-core computers makes Recover PDF Password performance even faster and more efficient
- Supports Unicode passwords recovery for Acrobat 9.x files!
- Supports PDF 1.7 (Acrobat 9.x) files, including 256-bit encryption
- Adobe Acrobat software is not required
- A vivid progress bar will show you how much time is left for password recovery
- Brute-Force attack is used to recover the “owner” and “user” passwords
- Offers various recovery methods: by password length, by template, exhaustive search or dictionary search.
- Specify your own template to minimize search time if any part of the password is known – include or exclude digits, lowercase or uppercase letters, etc.
- Creates the decrypted copy of the file if “user” password is known.
- Removes the digital signature from a decrypted file
- Non-English characters in passwords are supported
- Decrypted file passwords can be viewed any time
- Drag and drop PDF files support
- Flexible and user-friendly program interface
Learn more about Eltima Recover PDF Password.
Eltima Recover PDF Password Free Serial Number Giveaway:
In cooperation with Eltima Software (developer of Eltima Recover PDF Password and sponsor of this giveaway), we can offer 3 serial number / registration code to activate the Full Version of Eltima Recover PDF Password 3.0 for windows, each worth USD 39.95.
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