Urgent! Power Point recovery
Thread poster: Christiane Lalonde

Christiane Lalonde  Identity Verified
Canada
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Dec 17, 2010

Hi all,
I have an urgent request, a revision of a PowerPoint document due this morning, but suddenly I have a message saying therés a problem with the content and I cannot open it anymore.
I know there's a recovery tool for those cases and was wondering if anybody could help me.
Thamks
Christiane


 

Luisa Ramos, CT  Identity Verified
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Some suggestions from Microsoft Dec 17, 2010

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/recover-a-corrupt-powerpoint-file-HA001116878.aspx

And from another source: http://tech18.com/how-to-recover-corrupted-powerpoint-file-using-temp-folder.html


Good luck! Really.


 

LEXpert  Identity Verified
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What version of PPT? If 2007, find a machine with 2003 Dec 17, 2010

I had a similar problem with a ppt file that simply wouldn't open in 2007, but when I tried to open it on one of my older machines with Office 2003, it opened fine (even though it continued to not open in 2007). If you can get access to a machine with Office 2003 to do the revision on, it might open.

I know it makes no objective sense, but nothing surprises me with the vagaries of Microsoft any more. The 2003 machine was running xp 32 bit, the 2007 win7 64 bit, so for all I know it could have been any number of potential incompatibilities, from OS, to Office, to PPT version, to a corruption in the file - take your pick.


[Edited at 2010-12-17 12:36 GMT]


 

Christiane Lalonde  Identity Verified
Canada
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Still cannot open it Dec 17, 2010

I've tried different ways, but I still cannot open it.
By the way, it's an Office 2010 version


 

Luisa Ramos, CT  Identity Verified
United States
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See this Dec 17, 2010

http://www.officerecovery.com/powerpoint/

 

Óscar Delgado Gosálvez  Identity Verified
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try changing the extensions/try opening it with open Office Dec 17, 2010

click to rename, change extension ppt to pps, or pptx to ppt, or ppsx to pps.

the save it again with the correct extension.


Solution nr.2
download open office from

http://www.openwith.org/programs/openoffice.org

and try to open the file.

Good luck!


 

FarkasAndras
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OpenOffice Dec 17, 2010

Apart from other MS Office versions, OpenOffice is your best bet.
http://www.openoffice.org/


 

ΕRѴӀЅ ОЅНΑϜӀ
Albania
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Try autorecovering options in Powerpoint Dec 17, 2010

Go to PowerPoint application and select File > Options and choose the Save Tab. There you can find a location where normally are automatically saved the versions of your file (C:\Users\your user name\AppData\...). It is a hidden folder by default and you must make it visible.

Let me know if it is solved.

Good luck,

Ervis


 

Tony M
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Send it to me if you like Dec 17, 2010

...and I see if I can open it and save copy for you, possibly in various different formats for you to try!

 

Christiane Lalonde  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 15:18
Member
English to French
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Thank you all Dec 17, 2010

... for your kindness...
I sent the file to a friend who was able to open and rename it. Everything's fine now!


 


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