Error Accessing PowerPoint File

Problems while accessing a PowerPoint file:

Error messages appear while you try to open a PowerPoint file on Windows operating system. The file, which would otherwise work normally, is inaccessible to you all of a sudden. There could be a number of reasons for this error to crop up out of the blue including virus infections, improper system terminations, incorrect save option, and the like. If the .ppt file that is stored on your computer’s internal hard disk or an external storage media gets subjected to any of the above mentioned or alike situations, file corruption or data loss is sure to happen.

Solution to this problem:

You can, on general cases, try and solve this problem by fixing the PPT file or by fixing PowerPoint application. Follow the below mentioned steps in order to check if the file is corrupt and as well fix it in general cases:

Right-click on the inaccessible PowerPoint file in Windows Explorer and click on Properties on the pop up list. In the General tab of the Properties pop up box, click on "Unblock" box and select OK. If the PPT file is not blocked, the Unblock option itself won't be there, so this will not be the solution to your problem. You will need assistance from a reliable third party application in order to get those PowerPoint files working as they might be corrupt. Remo Repair PowerPoint software might be helpful in this situation. It is a complete PPT file fix application that can effectively resolve almost all kinds of issues in PowerPoint files and make them re-accessible to you.

Common causes for errors to appear in PowerPoint files:

Before beginning to get to the root of the issue and fix it, let us first have a brief idea as to what can be the causes for corruption / damage of PowerPoint files. Some of the most widespread reasons for .ppt file damage or corruption are as follows:

  • While trying to open a PPT file from the Recent Documents section that has been relocated to a new location, as a result the application will not be able to locate that file
  • Someone or any application might have unknowingly modified the extension of the .ppt file, making it inaccessible
  • Other reasons behind a PPT file to get damaged / inaccessible can be virus attacks, software crashs, file header corruption, improper system / app shut down, problems with the storage media, and the like
  • With all these and similar errors the PPT file may show error messages on your screen as it is inaccessible

Employing Remo Repair PowerPoint tool for fixing inaccessible .ppt files:

Making use of Remo Repair PowerPoint tool in order to fix inaccessible PPT slides is a best option as this is a professional PowerPoint file repair application for resolving almost all kinds of problems in PowerPoint files regardless of the root behind file corruptions. It allows even a basic user to scan a corrupt .ppt slide, fix any issues in it and see all of its items using Remo Repair PowerPoint software’s built-in preview option. All these and more such amazing attributes of this software make Remo Repair PowerPoint tool a best choice to perform PPT file repair. You can even fix PowerPoint template by making use of this software.


Steps for repairing inaccessible PowerPoint files using Remo Repair PowerPoint tool:

1. Download, install and open Remo Repair PowerPoint tool on your PC. Browse the damaged inaccessible file and click on "Repair" option.

Error Accessing PowerPoint File - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

2. The repair process is initiated by the application. Wait for session to get completed.

Error Opening PowerPoint File - Repair Progress

Figure 2: Repair Progress

3. Once the file repair process is successfully completed, you can see the repaired PPT file using "Preview" option.

Fix Inaccessible PowerPoint File - Preview Window

Figure 3: Preview File

4. Use "Save" option in order to store the repaired PPT file to any desired location on your computer.

Repair Inaccessible PowerPoint File - Save Screen

Figure 4: Save Files