Corrupt PowerPoint File RRS feed

  • Question

  • 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.

    Saturday, August 23, 2014 8:04 PM


All replies

  • Hey!


    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: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/b75ad01e-c264-4b40-8dca-15ed82f2f9a1/how-can-i-repair-powerpoint-presentation?forum=officeitpro


    Recovery Toolbox for PowerPoint efficient to restore various PowerPoint objects like  Tables, Header and Footer, Charts, Word Art objects, etc.

    Important features :

    To repairs & restores damaged PowerPoint presentations

    It can repairs PowerPoint macro-enabled (.pptm) file

    To get more details click here : http://www.powerpoint.recoverytoolbox.com/

    • Marked as answer by Hard Well Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:35 AM
    Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:39 AM
  • Here you may try to find free method of restoration Powerpoint files: https://online.officerecovery.com/powerpoint/
    Friday, October 3, 2014 10:54 AM
  • Instructions

      • 1

    Load your Microsoft PowerPoint software and allow the main page to fully load. Click "Start" at the top of the screen and select the "Search" option from the subsequent menu. Click on the box marked "For Files or Folders."

    • 2

    Type "ppt*.tmp" into the "Search Results" box that appears on screen. Once the text has been entered, click on the "Search Now" tab at the bottom of the screen.

    • 3

    Right-click the lost file when it appears on screen and click the "Rename" tab. Rename the file with whatever name you want; however, the file must end in the ".ppt" extension.

    • 4

    Double-click the newly renamed file to open the file with the PowerPoint software. Click on the "File" tab at the top of the screen and select the "Save As" option from the subsequent menu. Rename the file once again and click "Save" from the bottom of the screen.

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:27 AM
  • Microsoft PowerPoint provides an inbuilt feature such as “Open and Repair” which fixes minor problems with PowerPoint file.

    The procedure to use this feature is given below:<o:p></o:p>

    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.<o:p></o:p>

    Monday, October 13, 2014 10:55 AM