I have thousands of pdf with password encrypted and i want to remove the password in batch process, i tried acrobat 11 pro and created a batch action to remove, but its til prompt me every to enter a password for every documents.

Any other software can remove the pdf in batch process?



Use PDFTK to remove the password. I'm not sure what platform you are on but it will work on linux. Use shell scripts to batch script your process.

Removing password from pdf on linux command line

Python can be used to decrypt AES encrypted PDF files.
Look at this stackoverflow post

  • using windows 7, there are no linux computer in my environment – hkguie Jan 14 '13 at 2:44
  • It should work in cygwin. The pdftk package is there. – BubuIIC Jan 14 '13 at 2:45
  • @hkinterview You could build a small VM using xubuntu on top of windows environment. – Chetan Bhargava Jan 14 '13 at 2:46
  • @BubuIIC it could work on cygwin but in my personal opinion VM would be faster and monolithic (easier cleanup). – Chetan Bhargava Jan 14 '13 at 2:47
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    For future reference, pdftk has a perfectly functional Windows command-line version available. – Karan Jan 14 '13 at 6:40

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