PDF files are a very common option when consulting online documents. They are easy to generate (some office software such as LibreOffice allow exporting directly to this format) and can be read with any web browser, which has made them perfect for the times.

Now, you may have downloaded a PDF file from the Internet and you could not consult it, since it is protected by a password (which, of course, you do not have). In this article we will show you how to skip the password of the PDFs to be able to read them with total normality.

In web services is the answer

If we do not know the password of one of these files, all we need is to use a web service to unlock PDFs. There are many available on the network, each with its own characteristics, but essentially with a virtually identical operation.

The idea in all is the same: you have to upload the PDF from your computer or the cloud (many allow you to import files from Dropbox or Google Drive), give it permission to edit and let the service take care of the rest. All this in a matter of seconds, in a way that is neither painful nor traumatic for the user.

An example of these services is I Love PDF, which has the features we mentioned before : it allows you to import files locally or from the cloud, remove the password and then you can download them to your computer, nothing more and nothing less. This particular website does not need you to register to use its service.

However, it must be taken into account that depending on the type of encryption that has been applied to the document, you will not be able to unlock the password using these methods. If the encryption is very complex the best thing is that, if you know the person who generated the document, you ask for the key. With the simplest methods, however, these web services should have no problem.