Repair PowerPoint 2010 File Association

“Couple of days back, I downloaded a PowerPoint 2010 file from internet. When I clicked on that file to open, it opened in a program other than PowerPoint where data is in unreadable state. Is there any suggestion to fix this PowerPoint 2010 file issue? Awaiting for suggestions!!!”

PowerPoint 2010 is incredible MS Office program that creates marvelous presentation files. This app is used to create important seminars, annual reports, training modules, slide shows, projects and many more. It can enhance look of presentation files by adding pictures, chart, videos, graphs and other elements. Though there are few problems related to PowerPoint presentations due to which these files become unreadable or inaccessible. One such condition is PowerPoint 2010 file association issue which is detailed above. MS PowerPoint 2010 files are saved in PPTX file format. When user tries to open any particular file, firstly the Windows will examine its file extension to decide which program can access that file. Hence, to open a file using 'File extension + file type + program' combination is known as association.

Problems with PowerPoint file association:

Sometimes while opening PowerPoint 2010 file, user may face association problem. In such situation, following error message get displayed.

  • Not a valid Win32 application
  • This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Option control panel

Due to this invalid association, PPTX file may open as normal view instead of slide show view or completely refuse to open. Addition to this, multiple installation of MS Office on computer, change of file type association can bring problem with PowerPoint 2010 file association.

Method to resolve PowerPoint 2010 file association manually:

Method 1: Changing 'Open with' properties of PowerPoint 2010 file

  • Right click on Start button and select Windows Explorer
  • Browse for Powerpoint 2010 file that has association problem and select it
  • Right click on that file while holding Shift key and press on Open with
  • Now select the application that should open this type of files
  • Then, check for 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file' option and click 'Ok'

Method 2: By Registry key

  • If any PowerPoint file is opened, quit it
  • Click on Start and then on Run
  • Browse to navigate POWERPNT.EXE from provided path (C:\program files\Microsoft Office\OfficeXX\POWERPNT)
  • Then click POWERPNT and click on open
  • Now you can see entire path of POWERPNT.EXE in Run
  • At end of the path give an space and and type /regserver and click 'Ok'

Method 3: If MS Office is installed multiple times on Windows system, then remove them in control panel.

If PowerPoint 2010 file association is not repaired even after trying above mentioned methods, then you have to prefer prominent PowerPoint repair software.

PowerPoint 2010 file association repair tool:

Yodot PPT Repair is best software that involves effective approach to fix PowerPoint 2010 file with ease on Windows system. This utility can fix broken PowerPoint files as well as corrupted PowerPoint files safely in just few steps. It can mend PPT, PPTX and PPS PowerPoint file format without damaging it further. Along with 2010, this program can support every version of Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2013. It can fix and extract objects, animation effects, tables, texts, images, videos and other file contents that were inaccessible. Furthermore this utility can be easily installed on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems.

Steps to fix PowerPoint 2010 file association:

  • Download and install Yodot PPT Repair utility on your Windows computer in which PPTX file present
  • Launch the tool by following on-screen steps
  • On main screen, browse for PowerPoint 2010 file using Browse button
  • After selecting the PowerPoint 2010 file, click on 'Repair' option to start with repair process
  • You can view the status of scanning process using progress bar
  • After completion of repair process, you can view fixed PPTX 2010 file using 'Preview Repaired file' option
  • If satisfied with result then you can save it on preferred destination location using ‘save’ option

Important Suggestions:

  • Maintain regular back up of important PowerPoint files
  • Do not install many MS Office app on same system
  • Update efficient anti-virus tool on computer