How to Regain PowerPoint Templates?

“In official day-to-day work I create plenty of PowerPoint slides and templates with much effort. Unfortunately, today all my recent templates from PowerPoint vanished in an instant after running an application on my laptop. I have no updated backup of these lost PowerPoint templates. How can I get back lost PowerPoint templates on my Windows laptop, is there any possible method?”

Microsoft PowerPoint is an amazing application to create presentation files or slides which is the best way to convey information during seminars, business talks and other activities. MS PowerPoint which is included as a part of Office Suite can help you to create eye-catching presentations and slides with required templates. Templates are nothing but blueprint or a pattern consisting of layouts, themes (font, color), background style, etc. of a slide or group of slides. These blueprints are saved as .potx files. When template files are lost from system then presentation slides based on these templates may not work as expected.

Factors corresponding to loss of PowerPoint templates are:

  • Unintentional deletion in the process of removing needless PowerPoint files using Shift+Del keys or command prompt
  • Malware intrusion to system hard drive might lead to missing of files including templates
  • Incorrect use of Cut-Paste options while moving PowerPoint templates from one location to another
  • Sometimes, use of antivirus software to remove malicious viruses can also remove infected PowerPoint template files
  • Windows update, installation of unsecure applications and other unknown factors can also lead to missing or deletion of POTX files

Fortunately, there is nothing to worry for lost PowerPoint Template files on Windows computer. This kind of situations can be resolved by making use of professional file recovery software.

PowerPoint Templates recovery application:

As per file recovery experts, Recover erased files is the prominent software to restore missing, lost, hidden or erased PowerPoint Templates at ease. It is capable of recovering MS PowerPoint files with .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx, and .potx file formats with no effort. Apart from PowerPoint files, it can extract PFX files, Word DOC/ DOCX, Excel XLS files, PDFs, ZIP, RAR, PNG, and other file formats. It can also retrieve folders from pen drive, USB hard drive, system hard drive, SSD, FireWire drive, memory stick and other storage devices formatted with FAT16, ExFAT, FAT32,NTFS, NTFS5 or ReFS file systems. One can make use of this utility on Windows desktops / laptops running with Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Server 2003 operating systems.

Procedural steps to get back PowerPoint templates:

  • Download the software on your Windows computer and install it
  • Launch the tool and wait till main screen showing two options gets displayed
  • You can click on ‘Deleted File Recovery’ option if PowerPoint template files were erased
  • Else click on ‘Lost File Recovery’ option to retrieve missing / hidden templates
  • Further, mention the drive / partition that held PowerPoint template files
  • Now, proceed with scanning process and wait till it completes
  • When recovered files will get displayed in Data View / File Type View, have detailed look at required PowerPoint templates using ‘Preview’ option
  • Then choose all necessary files, click on ‘Save’ button to store those files in desired location
  • Do not save restored templates to same old folder or partition from where it was lost previously

Points to Remember!!

  • Recurrently backup essential files from Windows computer hard drive on other portable storage devices
  • Make sure that you do not select any important files while removing unwanted files in bulk

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