Fix PowerPoint 2010 Cannot Open File Error

“Hi!! I am using MS Office 2010 from past one year. I have created lot of PPT files for the purpose of office presentations. Everything was working fine earlier, but now while accessing previous PPT file in PowerPoint 2010, I receive error message like “Cannot open PowerPoint file”. I don’t know why this error is occurring. If anyone knows solution for this error, then please share here…….”

The reason behind above mentioned PowerPoint error can be either application malfunctioning or damage to presentation file. Once PPT file gets corrupted you cannot access it anymore in any of the PowerPoint application. Along with the error, PowerPoint 2010 cannot open file error there are other errors like listed below that gets displayed while opening presentations in PowerPoint 2010:

  • The file is corrupted and cannot be opened
  • PowerPoint found an error that it can’t correct
  • PowerPoint found unreadable content in presentation.pptx
  • There was an error accessing C:\document and settings\username\presentation.ppt

There are many instances that may corrupt 2010 PowerPoint file and cause above errors. Let us know few of them here:

  • PowerPoint 2010 file may get corrupt due to compatibility issue (opening new version of PPT file in older one)
  • If any interruption occurs while downloading 2010 PPT file (like disconnection of internet) then it may get damaged
  • Improper exit of 2010 PowerPoint file may lead to its corruption
  • Adding damaged content like video clips, audios, etc. to presentation file can also damage the file

The only solution to access corrupted PPT file is you have to use PPT repair tool. If you want to repair damaged 2010 PPT file within short period of time, then use Yodot PPT Repair application.

Utility to solve PowerPoint 2010 cannot open file error:

Yodot PPT Repair tool can efficiently fix when PowerPoint 2010 cannot open file error on Windows system. Made of simple steps, this application will help you to solve above mentioned error without any efforts. It is capable of fixing PPT, PPTX and PPS file formats with utmost ease. Additionally, you can solve other errors related to PPT file such as MS PowerPoint file stopped responding, PowerPoint failed to open in safe mode, presentation file too large error, PPT file access denied and lot more. Apart from this, it can repair PowerPoint file header after corruption on windows system. It can support all latest versions of MS PowerPoint from 2000 to 2013. This utility can be installed on all version of Windows OS such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008. It will provide 24x7 technical assistance for users to solve any kind of issue.

Procedure to repair 2010 PowerPoint cannot open file error:

  • First you need to download Yodot PPT Repair software and install it on Windows system
  • Once installation is over, run it and follow instructions provided by this tool
  • In main screen, click on browse to search for 2010 presentation file, which need to be fix and click on “Repair” button to start fixing process
  • Software starts to scan the file
  • Once repair process is over, it will display a success message on screen
  • Finally, browse for a destination location to save error free 2010 PPT / PPTX file


  • Close presentation file properly before shutting down your system
  • Avoid accessing PowerPoint 2010 files in older versions