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Error Opening PowerPoint Presentation

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Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentations are prone to corruption for reasons such as, unexpected power outage, virus infection, application faults, incompatibility issues, and low system resources. Primarily, such files cannot be viewed in PowerPoint. On attempting to open them, you get a multitude of errors. This article mentions one such frequently observed error message along with the Powerpoint Repair tips to extract data from corrupted presentations.

MS PowerPoint is used for creating and manging different purpose presentation, especially by business associates, trainers, students, etc. Consider one special-purposed presentations that has been made for exhibiting the next-day. But when you try to open it just before demonstrating it, the PowerPoint application fails to open the file with an error message that reads as below:

“Your system is low on virtual memory. To ensure that Windows runs properly, increase the size of your virtual memory paging file.”

Opening the same presentation doesn't help, as you receive the same or some other error message that suggests that file cannot be opened and is corrupted.

Methods to Solve

Before applying the below mentioned measures to repair powerpoint presentation, make sure that the unexpected behavior is exclusive to the file in issue and not with the rest of the files on the computer. To extract data from a corrupted presentation after encountering the above or similar error message, you can try the below listed methods:

Open Windows Explorer and double-click the presentation to open it
Create an empty presentation and try to insert the slides from damaged presentation into it
Locate the PowerPoint program file under 'Programs files' folders and drag the presentation to it and try to open
Use PowerPoint viewer to open the corrupt presentation
If you can open the presentation, try applying it as a template

If you are still not able to access your presentation, restore it from last available backup or use a third-party PowerPoint Recovery software. These utilities are smartly designed to scan a corrupted PowerPoint presentation and restore the file contents to a safe location.

Stellar Phoenix PowerPoint Recovery is a complete solution to all your PowerPoint presentation corruption problems. This software can repair and Repair PowerPoint presentations, irrespective of the extent of damage. Supporting Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000, this utility can restore all file objects into a new file, without affecting the original one.


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