Saturday, October 27, 2012

PowerPoint Repair Post PPT / PPTX File Corruption

An employee worked hard day and night to create a business presentation. However, when that employee came to office to represent that presentation, it did not open. The only thing that an employee could see was an error message stating that the PowerPoint file is corrupt. Repetitive attempts of opening the file failed and all the data saved in the slides became inaccessible. Since the employee had no backup of the PPT, the only hope to repair PPT file was only by using a third-party PowerPoint recovery tool.

The above situation can occur to any of us. The most common error message that pops up after a PPT file is corrupted is mentioned underneath:

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

When and why the corruption occurs?

  • Few main causes of a PPT file corruption are improper system shutdown, virus attack, turning on ‘Allow fast saves’ option, application problems, too large file, and interrupted read/write operation.
  • Corruption mostly damages the header (8 byte storage area for all the major components) of a PPT file. The bytes saved in the header either get changed or deleted.

How to overcome corruption?

There are numerous ways to repair a corrupted PPT file. However, few of them that are used most often are listed underneath:
  • Use PPT slides from files on the Insert menu
  • Place a TMP file
  • Try to open the file in MS Word
  • Save the file to a different location and then open it
  • Opt for Damaged Presentations Troubleshooters

What if all the above resolutions fail?

Don’t lose your heart as there is still a hope to repair your corrupted PPT file. This can be done by using a commercial PowerPoint Recovery Software.

PowerPoint Recovery Software Info:

Such recovery software are competent to repair both PPT and PPTX files post any logical corruption. These PPT recovery applications are easy to install and require few MB space of hard drive. The recovery tools are also allow the user to view the repaired PPT/PPTX files before restoration. Moreover, these PPT recovery tools can be installed on almost all versions of Windows operating system. They can recover PPT file items like images, text, animations, smart art objects, and more.

Applied for:
  • MS PowerPoint 2007
  • MS PowerPoint 2003
  • MS PowerPoint 2002
  • MS PowerPoint 2000

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