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Repairing a password-protected PowerPoint file

by larendaniel

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Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation application from the Microsoft Office product suite. It is used to create presentations for business proposals, school/college project reports, e-learning tutorial content, etc. It is used extensively by students, business professionals, sales executives, corporate trainers, etc. It can make the presenter explain the presentation to the audience in a quite interesting manner. To make the presentation highly interactive, you can use text, colors, images, audio/video files, WordArt objects, animations, etc. Sometimes the presentation may get corrupt and, thus, inaccessible. There could be various reasons for such behavior such as virus infections, human errors, power fluctuations, abrupt system shutdown, etc. In such cases, you should take appropriate corrective measures to resolve the issue. However, if you are unable to do so then you should use a third-party powerpoint repair application to recover PowerPoint file.

Consider a scenario wherein you are working on a PowerPoint 2007 file for your college project. When you open the file on a system, having PowerPoint 2000, in your college for a final check, you are unable to do so. An error message is displayed, that can be either of the following error messages:

* "PowerPoint can't open the type of file represented by path/filename." * "PowerPoint can't read path/filename."


* There could be following reasons for this error message: * The PowerPoint presentation is password protected. The versions earlier than PowerPoint 2002 cannot open the password-protected files. * The PowerPoint presentation is corrupt and, thus, inaccessible.


* To resolve the issue, you should perform the following steps: * Open the file in PowerPoint 2007. * Type the password, and then click OK. * Click the Microsoft Office Button, point to Prepare, and then click Encrypt Document. * In the Encrypt Document dialog box, delete all the text in the Password box, and then click OK. Now, you can open the file in any version of PowerPoint.

However, if you are still not able to address the issue then the file is corrupt. In such cases, you should use a third-party ppt recovery tool to repair powerpoint file. Such read-only tools use fast yet sophisticated algorithms to scan the damaged area.

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