How to Repair Corrupted PowerPoint File

Nov 26,2019 • Filed to: Recover & Repair Files • Proven solutions


Manually trouble shooting a corrupted file is tedious, and in several cases impossible. This is because several technical issues cannot be resolved without the help of recovery tools. There are many reasons causes PowerPoint file corrupted. Abrupt closure resulting in improper recovery, problems with the version of PowerPoint, improper installation of Microsoft Windows, computer virus or malware and hard disk drive issues.

Part 1: How to Repair Corrupted PowerPoint File

Office file repair tools not only help in identifying the root cause of the issue, but also rectify it and repair corrupted PowerPoint file. PowerPoint repair software available in the market would be a good resource to bank on, though some may have limitations recovering files from bad hard disk sectors. Stellar Phoenix PowerPoint Repair Software is an efficient and safety repair tool which can help you to repair PowerPoint files of any extension- .pptx, .pptm or .ppt. It can restore most objects of your presentation. For those files that are exceedingly corrupted, it does a bankable raw recovery.

Microsoft PowerPoint Repair Tool
  • Repairs as well as restores all extensions of PowerPoint files
  • Repairs PowerPoint macro-enabled (.pptm) file and restore all PowerPoint objects with macros attachments
  • Repair and restores any number of PPT/PPTX/PPTM files at the same time
  • Recovers all the elements on your presentation with ease
  • Supports MS PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003
  1. Launch PowerPoint repair software
  2. This PowerPoint file repair tool opens with several tools and menus to help recover your precious presentation. See the sample screen shot below:

    repair a damaged PowerPoint file step 1

  3. Select the file or folder to search for corrupt PowerPoint files
  4. If there is one specific file that is corrupted, you may choose that from clicking the “Select File” button. This will let you select any file from the chosen location.

    repair a damaged PowerPoint file step 2

  5. Start the search for corrupt files
  6. Click the “Find Files” button to start scanning the corrupt files in the specified location. The progress bar displays the extent to which the search is done.

    repair a damaged PowerPoint file step 3

  7. The software gives you a preview into the selected file
  8. The file is displayed for preview to the user

    repair a damaged PowerPoint file step 4

  9. Save your recovered file
  10. The final step is to simply choose the location where you want to store the recovered file and click the “OK” button

    repair a damaged PowerPoint file step 5

Part 2: How to determine the PowerPoint presentation is Damaged

A damaged presentation in PowerPoint can be recognized by any of the following error messages the system would throw:

The error messages could occur due to any of the following root causes:

When encountered by any of the above errors that the system throws, you may first try to do some basic investigation in the following way:

1. Open the same PowerPoint presentation on a different computer or laptop:

In case the issue is due to some bad configuration or damaged MS Office on your system, you should not have a problem opening and working with the file on a different computer.

If you are able to open it elsewhere, this means the presentation is not corrupted. You can simply attempt to repair or re-install the office software on your computer to automatically resolve the issue. This will see that you would not have any future problems or issues

2. Open and work with a new Presentation:

Another way to determine if there is a problem is to check working with a new presentation. If you are able to do it, most likely, the individual presentation that has a problem needs some recovery.

In this case, it is best to use recovery software instead of manually trying to troubleshoot the problem.

Stellar Phoenix PowerPoint repair software is an efficient and reliable tool. Besides, the scanning process is pretty quick. You can recover most of the presentations with ease unless the Hard disk fragments are in a totally bad shape.

Read on and know more solutions to fix corrupt or damaged Powerpoint file.

Amy Dennis

staff Editor

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