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I have a PDF file that is password protected to prevent modifications. Foxit or Adobe readers will open the file for viewing with no problem. However, the Windows 8 Reader program asks for the password to be entered. Is there any way to read the file in Windows 8 Reader without entering the password?

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If you are stuck with Windows 8, then you could save the file without a password. –  richard Jan 5 '13 at 14:17
1. That sounds like a bug in Windows 8 Reader. I'd suggest filing a bug report with Microsoft. 2. Keying the PDF file accomplishes nothing. Since the PDF can be read without knowing the password, the restriction can be removed without knowing the password. –  Dennis Jan 5 '13 at 14:57
How is the PDF password protected? A user password restricts opening of the document, whereas an owner password is used to set document restrictions. The latter by itself should not cause a password prompt in any reader when the PDF is opened. –  Karan Jan 5 '13 at 19:55

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