Fix PowerPoint Presentation After Recovery

Fixing Damaged PPT

“I had a PowerPoint presentation, which somehow got corrupted. But I was able to recover it with the help of Microsoft’s PowerPoint Viewer. Now, again after few days am unable to open my PowerPoint file. am looking for a permanent recovery solution. Can anyone help me in repairing the recovered PowerPoint presentation?”

A corrupt PowerPoint file can make your well prepared presentation to a screaming halt. You would have put so much of effort in making it and also to recover it. Well, ‘Yes’ you can definitely mend your recovered PPT without hassle this time. And not just part of the presentation, but the entire file in a healthy state.

Common Causes for Corruption of Recovered PPT File

PowerPoint is likely to get corrupted due to large file size and relatively difficult file-structure. A corrupt PowerPoint will make the file inaccessible and your hard work will go waste. There are numerous reasons for file corruption and listed down some of them.

Defective Application: The application you use to design may be defective and will always create invalid or corrupt output.

Hard Disk Failure: If you have a malfunctioning hard drive, all the data becomes inaccessible including PowerPoint.

Improper Shutdown: An abrupt shutdown of your system, when you were working on your recovered PowerPoint file may become inaccessible or corrupt.

Symptoms of A Damaged PowerPoint File

When you see the below mentioned error messages, it means that your recovered PowerPoint is damaged or corrupted:

  • PowerPoint cannot open file filename.ppt
  • Some parts of the PowerPoint file are missing.
  • Illegal structure.
  • Invalid page fault.

Manual Method to Repair Corrupt PowerPoint File

Since you have already used PowerPoint Viewer to repair the file, there is another simple method that can fix the corrupt PowerPoint file. You can try creating new presentation. To do so;

  • Open a new PowerPoint presentation and save it.
  • Click on Home tab.
  • Click the drop-down arrow next to New Slide and choose Reuse Slides.
  • Click Browse button and select your original file.
  • Check mark the Keep source formatting box, at the end of the Reuse Slides window.
  • Now, in the Reuse Slides window, +right-click the first slide and choose Insert All Slides.
  • Save the new file.

The manual methods are not effective when repairing an already recovered PowerPoint files. You can extract sounds, animations, pictures etc. in manual methods. So, the only viable solution is to use a professional PowerPoint repair tool – Remo Repair PowerPoint, which gives you maximum recovery results.

Key Features of Remo Repair PowerPoint Software

  • The tool effectively repairs and recovers various objects of PowerPoint like Charts, WordArt objects, Header & footers, Tables, etc.
  • Fixes corrupt or damaged PowerPoint files like PPT, PPTX and PPTM.
  • It can recover deleted PowerPoint presentation, RAW files that were created using Office version like 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
  • Option to search PowerPoint with their file extensions.
  • Preview option before you saving the files.

How to Repair a Recovered PowerPoint Presentation File

Remo Repair utility can repair corrupted PowerPoint files not just on your computer but also from removable devices like external HDD, USB drive, Pen drive etc.

Step 1: Download, install and run the software. Browse the corrupt recovered PowerPoint file and click Repair as given in figure 1.

Fix Recovered PowerPoint File - Select PPT File

Figure 1: Browse PowerPoint File

Step 2: Once the repair process is complete, you can Preview them as given in figure 2.

Fix Recovered PowerPoint File - Preview Repaired File

Figure 2: Preview Repaired File

Step 3: You can now Save the repaired files to the default location or choose other location as shown in figure 3.

Fix Recovered PowerPoint File- Save Repaired File

Figure 3: Save Repaired File