14 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2015 9:30 PM by jackadision12 RSS

    How do I batch unlock/decrypt PDFs in Acrobat XI?

    gw1155

      I've been trying to implement an action in the Action Wizard to batch remove the security on multiple PDFs.  I came across this post and have been trying to implement the steps it describes:

       

      http://answers.acrobatusers.com/ViewQuestion.aspx?questionid=16649

       

      The action I've set up loads the files and saves them to a new location, but the password protection is still there when I open the new files.  The Encrypt step seems to be doing nothing at all.  I'm running Acrobat XI on a free trial at the moment, so I don't know if something changed in XI where this technique no longer works or if it's a limitation of the free trial.  My action steps look like this:

       

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