A corrupt presentation file can be a severe headache for a presenter who has no backup of the information stored inside it. PowerPoint files are often large and tend to corrupt easily. And, in corruption scenarios, PowerPoint file can exhibit strange behavior. At times, it won't open, and even if it opens, it throws various errors. To surmount such errors and retrieve information, however, is not a big problem. It can be done by applying effective measures chalked out by Microsoft to deal PowerPoint corruption. If you are not able to recover information from a severely corrupt file, do not think you have to accumulate the data all over again. You can easily repair a corrupt ppt file and recover data by using an advanced powerpoint recovery tool.
Consider a scenario, wherein, you try and open a PowerPoint presentation (related to a new business project) created with version 2003, and receive any of the following errors:
“This is not a PowerPoint presentation”
“PowerPoint cannot open the type of file represented by filename.ppt”
“Part of the file is missing”
Or Out of memory, invalid page fault errors
If the above error messages are exclusive to a single presentation, it means that the presentation may be corrupt or damaged.
(Note: If you have received the PowerPoint file via e-mail, the chances of it getting corrupt are quite high.)
You can try the following ppt recovery steps in order to restore the lost crucial data from a ppt file which you are not able to open:
- Drag the presentation to the PowerPoint program file
- Try and insert slides from a damaged presentation to a blank presentation
- Open the temporary file version of the presentation
- Attempt to open the presentation in PowerPoint viewer
- Move the presentation in another computer
- Or move the presentation to another disk
- Open the presentation in MS Word
- Use PowerPoint in Safe Mode
If the above-mentioned steps do not help you in successful recovery of the damaged presentation, then you must look up to a professional third-party ppt recovery utility. You can download a reliable utility from the Internet and perform recovery on your own. All you have to do is follow the directions given in the help manual of a software.