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SysTools PDF Unlocker review – Removes passwords from PDF files

PDF Files are one of the most widely employed file formats. It has gained popularity in recent times owing to its platform independence and the ease with which they can be exchanged over web. PDF files are made secure with the help of password variants applied on them. The user password restricts the PDF file to be opened by others whereas owner password restricts others from performing operations like editing, copying, printing, etc. on PDF files.

There are instance a user tends to forget the password that has been applied on the PDF files. Unavailability of these passwords renders the PDF file inaccessible. Since removing passwords from PDF files is not possible manually, therefore external tools are employed. One such tool is PDF Unlocker. The tool eliminates Owner level passwords imposed on PDF files. Before going deeply into the other features of PDF Unlocker to unlock PDF files, let us get a quick view of the software.

Quick View

Developer: SysTools Group

Functions: Removes Owner level passwords from PDF files

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Quick Glance At The Features

  • Removes Owner level password from PDF Files.
  • Removes PDF Protections or restrictions like printing, copying, etc.
  • Unlocked PDF file saved in new folder at desirable location.
  • Unlocks bulk PDF files in Enterprise and Business license.
  • Data integrity of PDF files is maintained after unlocking.
  • Adobe Reader necessary for viewing unlocked PDF files.

Versions Of The Tool

Demo Version: To analyze the functioning of the Unlocker software, its demo version can be downloaded from the SysTools Group website. Demo version will successfully remove owner level password from the PDF file but SysTools Watermark will get embedded on the resultant PDF files.

Full version: The full version of the software can be purchased from the website of SysTools Group. The licensed version will remove passwords imposed on the PDF files and will export them without SysTools watermark.

Enterprise And Business License: The enterprise and business license unlocks PDF files in batch. It will remove passwords from multiple PDF files at a time and will export them without the watermark.

Test Run Of PDF Unlocker

Working of PDF Unlocker was observed by downloading the demo version. The downloading and installation of the software was done within few minutes.

Step 1: When the demo version is run, the home panel is displayed as shown in the figure. To start the unlock process of PDF files click on the Unlock option at the left top side

start-the-unlock-process

Step 2: Once the Unlock option is selected, a new window with multiple options will be displayed. To select the PDF file select the Browse option. Once the PDF file is browsed, various permissions on the PDF files will get displayed in the Permissions on PDF Files box.

Permissions on PDF Files box

Step 3: The red colored crosses in Permissions Before indicate that before unlocking the PDF file, the users cannot perform the actions like printing, content copying, etc. To unlock the PDF file, first browse the destination location for the unlocked file. Then select Unlock PDF option to unlock the PDF file.

Permissions Before indicate that before unlocking the PDF file

Step 4: Once the PDF file is unlocked, the user can perform all the operations like printing, copying content, etc. as shown with green tick marks in Permissions After.

Once the PDF file is unlocked

Step 5: Once you have completed the unlocking process, select Exit option.

completed the unlocking process

Observations Made

If we discuss about the technical features in the software, the software is equipped with all the essential features necessary in a PDF Unlocker tool. The tool successfully removes the Owner password applied on the PDF files. Once the password has been removed, PDF file will not prompt for a password. The Enterprise and Business license provides an additional feature of unlocking PDF files in bulk. The data integrity of PDF files is not hampered and the resultant PDF files get stored in a new folder at user desirable location. Overall, the software is suitable as far as technical features are concerned.

Pros

  • Unlocks single as well as bulk PDF files.
  • Maintains data integrity of resultant PDF files.
  • Restrictions imposed on PDF files are removed.
  • Adobe Acrobat installation is not necessary.

Cons

  • Does not support unlocking corrupted PDF files.
  • Watermark gets embedded in PDF file in demo version.
  • Password required for unlocking user protected PDF files.

Verdict

Keeping in view the overall performance of PDF Unlocker, we will rate it 9.8/10. Although, the software does not unlock corrupted PDF files but it successfully unlocks healthy Owner password restricted PDF files. To summarize, if you are seeking for a tool, which efficiently unlocks PDF, files, then this tool is made for you. Try to purchase this tool without any delay.

Please watch this video of PDF Unlocker Software to see how it work.

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