PPT: "Part of File is Missing" Error Attempting to Open File

By arturopollino ·
When i attempt to open a file, i receive the following error message:
Sorry, the file cannot be opened because part of the file is missing.

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by IsaccoMichele In reply to PPT: "Part of File is Mis ...

This error may result from any of the following conditions:
• Improperly handling the disk while working with the presentation. For example, you removed the disk, such as a floppy disk, Zip disk, Jazz disk, or Bernouli disk, from the drive or you exchanged the disk with another disk while the presentation was open.
• A network interruption, such as a lost connection, occurred while saving, closing, or working in a file that you opened from a network drive.
• A power outage, spike, or brownout occurred while PowerPoint was attempting to access the disk.
• A virus scanner or other disk utility locked the disk while the file was opened in PowerPoint.
• You have a damaged disk or the disk drive is not functioning properly.
• The presentation was too large to fit on the disk. Hence, only part of the presentation was saved.
Method 1: Open the File on a Different Computer
Attempt to open the file on another computer that is running the same version of PowerPoint. Or, if you have a Macintosh computer on which you installed PowerPoint version 4.0, attempt to open the file on that computer. You must have the PowerPoint 95 converter for PowerPoint 4.0 for the Macintosh. Currently there is no converter available for PowerPoint 97 files.
Method 2: Run ScanDisk
Run ScanDisk to determine if the file has become cross-linked with other files or folders and repair any errors.
1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click ScanDisk.

NOTE: If ScanDisk does not appear on the submenu, it may not be installed. Rerun Windows Setup in maintenance mode to install ScanDisk.
2. Select the drive you want to check and click Start.
Method 3: Open the File Using a Different Method
Open the file using one of the following methods:
• In Windows Explorer, double-click the file.
• Start PowerPoint. Drag the file from Windows Explorer to PowerPoint.
• In PowerPoint, click Slide From File on the Insert menu.
Method 4: Download special tool - Recovery Toolbox for PowerPoint and repair your file.


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