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How to password protect a PDF file

  1. Upload PDF file to protect.
  2. Enter a strong password to lock your PDF document.
  3. Click Protect PDF button, wait a few seconds, and your secured files will be ready to download.

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Sometimes it's necessary to forbid access for most users and allow only those who know the password. With our PDF Protector, you can make it without any cost.

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We are concerned about the privacy and security of our users' files, especially when we are talking about file protection. Therefore, we make sure that users set strong passwords, and we automatically delete files after each conversion.

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PDF conversion guides

Learn how to protect your sensitive information inside PDF files by setting a password or limiting specific options like disabling printing.

PDFs are usually read-only, but they can still be modified if the recipient has specific editing software, so when you send or share a PDF document, you might want to protect it from that or even ask for a password before opening the file. How to do it?

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