Fixing PowerPoint Error Cannot Read File

“I received couple of PowerPoint files as email attachments; these files were sent in compressed format. After downloading, I decompressed files and tried to access them using Microsoft PowerPoint, but application showed an error saying ‘PowerPoint cannot read filename.ppt file’. I tried in all possible ways but couldn’t open these presentation files. Can anyone specify proper solution to open error showing PowerPoint file?”

Presentation files created using Microsoft PowerPoint are in use for various purposes; mainly in technical seminars, project study, business presentations and so on. PowerPoint files can include tables, charts, images, video clippings and other OLE objects along with text. But, these presentation files may refuse to open on Windows computer by showing various error messages as mentioned in above scenario. This error ‘PowerPoint cannot read file’ may pop up while trying to open any presentation file that is corrupted or damaged under various circumstances.

Prime factors that could corrupt PowerPoint files are:

  • Inserting slides from a corrupted PowerPoint file to a healthy presentation file
  • Unknown faults with PowerPoint application using which presentation file is created or being opened
  • Impact of harmful viruses present on system hard drive
  • Incorrect transfer of PPT / PPTX files from one location to another
  • Wrong compression of presentation files using unknown compression technique
  • Unanticipated system shutdown while editing PowerPoint file

When corrupted presentation file in any of above scenarios is attempted to open in PowerPoint tool, it may show error like cannot read PowerPoint file and to fix such PowerPoint error, it is suggested to make use of potential PowerPoint file repair utility.

Unreadable PowerPoint file repair software:

Yodot PPT Repair is the excellent software to easily resolve error showing presentation file that is not opening in PowerPoint on Windows system. It can brilliantly repair PowerPoint cannot open file or cannot read file error message within simple clicks. It has caliber to repair error cannot open PPTX files in PowerPoint 2010, can’t open file represented by PPT error, PowerPoint is unable to display some text error, PowerPoint failed to open in safe mode and many such errors. This tool can fix presentations in PPT, PPTX as well as PPS file format created on Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions on Windows system. One can use this tool on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008 OS based PCs and laptops.

Follow these steps to fix PowerPoint error cannot read file:

  • Download Yodot PPT Repair software on your Windows system in which error showing PowerPoint file is present
  • Next, complete installation process and run the program
  • When main screen appears, click on ‘Browse’ button and choose PowerPoint file that has to be repaired
  • Click next and commence scanning process, whose progress will be displayed in ‘Status Bar’
  • When scanning ends, view the details of fixed PowerPoint file
  • At last, save repaired PowerPoint file to new destination location by purchasing product key

Things to Remember:

  • Backup necessary PowerPoint files in secure location to avoid PowerPoint file corruption
  • Make use of correct procedures to edit, share or compress PowerPoint files