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Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ryan5505, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Ryan5505 macrumors regular

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    How can I unlock a Password Protected PDF file if I do not have the password. I really need this, but dont want to pay for a program. Please help.
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Try opening it up in ColorSync Utility and resaving it. ;)
     
  3. Ryan5505 thread starter macrumors regular

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    didnt work, I just want to print the file! Makes me mad a file on MY MAC will not print!
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm... that used to work. What PDF is it?

    Is there a good reason why they've locked it? If it's something you have to pay for to unlock, then perhaps I shouldn't be trying to help you. ;)
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think I've encountered what Preview does when you try to *print* protected files...only the ones that don't let you copy/paste.... You are using Preview, aren't you? Because if you're using Acrobat, Preview would be my suggestion... :)
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Preview opens password-protected PDFs just fine if you have the password. The OP wants to open a password-protected PDF without the password. Preview won't do that, but that is the way password-protection works.
     
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Even if you had Acrobat Pro - the file would still be password protected.

    You can't print it because the creator of the file does not want people printing it. The real answer is -- if you need to print it, contact the creator of the file and ask for the password, or for a non-protected version.

    Of course, you can print anything you can see on the Mac screen in low-res simply by doing a screen capture and printing that...
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Are you suggesting it's the fault of the Mac? You need the password my friend!
     
  9. psycho bob macrumors 6502a

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  10. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    There are other ways around it that I occasionally have to employ at work using a combo of apps. As Adobe says:

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