How to remove print restriction from PDF

I got some PDF attachments yesterday, but I am unable to print them. Can anyone tell me how to remove print restriction from PDF?
sherry jamesAsked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Sherry,
Great to see your second question coming so quickly! :)

Printing it to a PDF print driver or decrypting it with QPDF may work. Here's one of my EE posts that discusses both approaches:

If you go the PDF print driver route, here's an EE article that has links to eight excellent, free ones:
PaperPort - How To Create Searchable PDF Files

They have varying features and some folks prefer one over the other, so you may want to experiment to see which one you like the best. At one time, CutePDF was my favorite, then it was doPDF, and my current choice is Bullzip. So I suggest trying Bullzip first to see if it works well for you; if not, try doPDF next; then the others until you find one that you like. All of them install a "printer" so that you can "print" to it from any Windows program. When you "print" to it, the print driver will create a PDF file. Btw, if you have Adobe Acrobat (the full product, not just Adobe Reader), then you'll already have a PDF print driver called Adobe PDF.

Whichever way you go, make sure you are in license compliance, as discussed in the thread mentioned above. Note, for example, in that same thread that I received written permission from Canon. Regards, Joe
Edwin HofferTechnical ExpertCommented:
Hi Sherry James,

If you want to remove print security from PDF files then, you can use Adobe Acrobat Pro application. It helps you to remove print restrictions from PDF files in an easy manner. Follow these simple steps and remove PDF security:

1. Open Adobe Acrobat Pro and browse secure PDF
2. Click “Secure” button
3. After that click on “Remove Security
4. Enter the password & click OK button
5. Now, save the unprotected PDF file

But, if you don’t have Adobe Acrobat pro then you can use SysTools PDF Unlocker tool. It is the simple solution to remove restrictions from PDF files. Demo version of the tool can be downloaded from this link: 

Thanks & Regards
Edwin Hoffer

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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist IVCommented:
Can you see any rights management policy applied on PDF? Rights management can prevent printing.
sherry jamesAuthor Commented:
Firstly, Thanks for your input & comments everyone! I

Yes, Shaun there is right management policy on PDF files. But, I must say, after calculating every parameter, I find the solution described by Edwin and Joe helped me a lot. Now, I can easily print PDF files in hassle free manner.

Thanks & Regards
Edwin HofferTechnical ExpertCommented:
Thanks, Sherry James,

It's pleasure to help you!
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