How could I download a protected Pdf (view allowed, download not)? The link of the Pdf file is the following:
I am assuming you have permission and are not breaking any laws.
The link you want is
However, you should not access it if you don't have permission.
The way to locate this is to use a browser with dev tools (most do). In this case, in Chrome press F12
Then in the
Elements tab you can locate the link URL by expanding the HTML elements until you find the relevant section.
Another way is to disable the PDF viewer in the browser (this is unlikely to work for the website in your question but may work for other websites). This means that when the PDF is requested, the browser has no tool/method to open the file, and as such will provide it as a download.
I've encountered the same issue, and thanks for this post I am able to get a clue to its solution. The steps are as follows:
- Open the Acrobat Reader application on your PC
- Try to open a file using Ctrl-O shortcut or File-->Open in the pull-down menu
- In the Filename text box in the dialog box that appears, paste the URL of the protected online PDF file
- Click the Open button and wait for the file to be downloaded and opened on your PC-based Acrobat Reader
It worked on me!