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How to ward off “PowerPoint cannot open the type of file

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Developed and marketed by Microsoft, PowerPoint application is a presentation program. It is used widely in schools, colleges, and companies. PowerPoint application is used by lecturers, teachers, and by professionals. Number of features are present that makes PowerPoint application more user-friendly.

Application includes templates, slides containing audio, video, graphics, and text. But at times, PowerPoint application leads to corruption. And a situation of data loss is encountered. To handle such a situation, backup proves quite helpful. If backup falls short to recover, then a third-party PowerPoint repair tool can be taken into account to recover PowerPoint presentation files.

Let's consider an error message that appears when you try to open a PowerPoint presentation in your system but remain unsuccessful and receive the following error message:

"PowerPoint cannot open the type of file represented by .ppt ”

Data of the PowerPoint presentation cannot be accessed as the file cannot be opened.

Some of the causes that are responsible for the occurrence of above error message are discussed below:
Version incompatibility is one of the important cause for the above error. It might be possible that you have created a PowerPoint presentation in a version of PowerPoint that is earlier than the current version.
Corrupt or damaged PowerPoint presentation is also the cause for the above error message.


To resolve the above error message, you need to take some suggestions:
Open PowerPoint presentation file in the same version in which you have created the PowerPoint presentation.
If version incompatibility is not an issue, then the corrupt PowerPoint presentation is responsible for the occurrence of the above error message.
If you are able to open a PowerPoint presentation in your system after following above steps, then it is fine. Otherwise, you have an option to repair and recover PowerPoint data with the help of a third-party PowerPoint recovery products. These products make Microsoft PowerPoint application problem free.
For performing PowerPoint recovery using these tools, you do not need to have prior recovery experience.

Stellar PowerPoint Repair is a useful tool used to recover PowerPoint data and also other PowerPoint objects, such as text, charts, colors, and WordArt objects. Structure of the original presentation file remains the same. You can download a demo version of the software and understand its working. With supports for repair of MS PowerPoint 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000 presentations, these tools are compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000, and NT.

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