Corrupt PowerPoint File

By yilmazurdum ·
My wife created a very extensive PowerPoint presentation. She presented it, and then decided to bring it home to save (it was very good). Sadly, she MOVED it to a key drive instead of copy. This means no backup copy. When she got the drive home PowerPoint would not recognize the file. Said it was wrong type (it IS a .ppt) or corrupt.

I have all current updates in Office (SP2 and later). I am running Win XP Pro SP2, Office 2003 SP2. Is there anything that will recover a corrupt PP file?

Any ideas gratefully accepted.

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Follow solutions must be helpful for solving issue

by lambertbishop26 In reply to Corrupt PowerPoint File


You can implement "Reuse" feature of MS PowerPoint to repair .ppt file. This feature is inbuilt in PowerPoint 2007/2010. You can also try opening corrupt .ppt file in MS Word application to extract the data or insert the slides in a blank presentation.

Reuse feature is the most effective solution among all these and you can read the steps from:

Recovery Toolbox for PowerPoint efficient to restore various PowerPoint objects like Tables, Header and Footer, Charts, Word Art objects, etc.
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Microsoft PowerPoint provides an inbuilt feature such as

by ericschweizer In reply to Corrupt PowerPoint File

“Open and Repair” which fixes minor problems with PowerPoint file. The procedure to use this feature is given below:

Run Microsoft PowerPoint application -> Go to “File” then “Open” option -> Select the corrupt / damaged PPT file -> And now, instead of clicking on “Open” button, press on the drop down list next to the button and select “Open and Repair “option to fix your PowerPoint file.

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Powerpoint File Recovery

by GarryM.turner In reply to Corrupt PowerPoint File

It is an effective software that proffers complete productivity to it's users. This expert program provides comprehensive techniques to recover data. It extracts data from corrupt .ppt file and creates new .ppt file with the data extracted. It also creates a text file containing data extracted from .ppt file.

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Utilize Third Party PPT Recovery tool

by jamsmith1 In reply to Corrupt PowerPoint File

If you are having hard time to open your hard made ppt files then it might get corrupt but you do not worry because Microsoft itself has provided built in option for user to repair ppt files in case of ppt file corruption. However, this option does not work in case of major corruption. In that case you must utilize third party tool, PPT recovery tool. This tool works very well for corrupt ppt files of any formats and is able to repair highly damaged files. check out the tool here

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Repair Corrupted PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pps) File

by franksmithh88 In reply to Corrupt PowerPoint File

Yes, you can easily repair and recover corrupted or inaccessible PowerPoint file by using third-party PPT recovery tool, Kernel for PowerPoint File Repair. This software restores corrupted Microsoft PowerPoint presentations from damaged *.ppt, *.pptx files. I have used this software several times. It is reliable software and you can easily trust on this software.
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Powerpoint Recovery Tool

by Patriciamorriss In reply to Corrupt PowerPoint File

Use this software user can efficiently and quickly fixes corrupt MS PowerPoint (PPT, PPTM and PPTX) presentations and gets back all the unreadable data. It supports MS PowerPoint 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013. It can restore several objects like Header/Footer, Tables, WordArt and Charts etc. To know more details visit:

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