How to Fix Damaged Presentation File?

“Hi, I have a PowerPoint file which I am not able to open for some unknown reason. I got an error message saying “PowerPoint cannot open the file. The selected file does not appear to be a valid Microsoft PowerPoint file”. I am using PowerPoint 2003. I have tried many ways to open the file, but it didn’t help me. I am genuinely looking for an appropriate solution to open presentation file, as it is very important file for me. I don’t want to take risk regarding its content. So can anybody please help me to solve this problem?”

You may face certain issues when you try to access a presentation file; because it might be damaged. A damaged PowerPoint document may fail to open and give several error messages or it may exhibit some unusual behaviors. Some of those illustrations extracted from real time incidents, which narrate irregular characteristics and certain error messages, are listed below.

Case 1: The system turned off in the middle of PowerPoint presentation session. When I try to reopen the PPT file, it reports an error “This is not a PowerPoint Presentation”

Case 2: I have several PowerPoint presentation files and each time I click on them I will get a message “PowerPoint cannot open the type of file represented by file_name.ppt”

Case 3: Somehow I recovered my deleted PPT files. But I cannot open them. When I try to access them either I can see blank documents or “Part of the file is missing” message

Case 4: Whenever I open the PPT document which I created using PowerPoint 2010, I get the following message: “The presentation cannot be opened. Your antivirus program may prevent you from opening the presentation” To fix this problem I disabled the AV but the error message still occurs

Case 5: My presentation files behaving strangely. When I click on them, they open normally and suddenly they get terminated after few seconds. When I retry to open them I can see only a message “illegal Instruction”

The reason behind all these issues is only one, that is nothing but damaged PPT file. Your presentation files may get damaged in below mentioned scenarios:

You can try File > open > Open and Repair technique to solve your issue. If it didn’t help you, then you should courageously go for reliable third party PowerPoint file repair program to put an end for your problem.

Yodot PPT Repair: Competent Way to Fix your Damaged PPT

Yodot PPT Repair is capable of fixing damaged PPT files without modifying your original PPT file. In addition to PPT files you can also repair damaged PPTX files and PPS files with the help of this software. It can effectively repair and recover content from damaged PPT files along with other PowerPoint objects like table, image, animation, word art, sound etc. This tool can easily fix PowerPoint slides along with text, text formatting, header, footer etc. This tool provides you an option to preview repaired Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation file. It is a highly secured, simple and user friendly utility to fix corrupt PPT files and which do not need a lot technical knowledge to use it. Yodot PPT Repair professionally fixes inaccessible PPT files that refuse to open or screening different error messages. It supports repairing of MS PowerPoint files which are stored on any storage drive including hard drive, external hard drive and other external storage devices. It is accomplished to fix PPT files which are created by MS PowerPoint versions like 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 and also compatible with all versions of Windows OS. In addition to this, you can look for Yodot product, when you have lost any presentation file and thinking how to recover PowerPoint file.

Procedure to Fix Damaged PowerPoint File:


  • Use trusted Anti Virus program and scan your computer regularly
  • Always terminate MS PowerPoint application properly

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