Repair Error Accessing PowerPoint File

You have worked very hard on your PowerPoint presentation, but one day when you tried opening your PPT file, you encounter an error message saying, “There was an error accessing C:\documents and settings\username\Presentation.pptx”. This error message is a classical sign of a corrupt PPT/PPTX file, and worse corruption makes the PowerPoint file inaccessible and you lose all your valuable data contained in that PowerPoint file.

PowerPoint file corruption occurs unexpectedly without giving any warning, and corruption to these files leaves its users with many hardships, who heavily depend on this application to create important business-related presentation. There are many reasons for PPT/PPTX file corruption, few of them are mentioned below:

  • Sometimes viruses in the system modifies or corrupts the header of PowerPoint file making it inaccessible
  • Power outages or system shutdown while designing PowerPoint presentation file
  • Sharing or downloading the PowerPoint file over different computer networks
  • Changing the extension of the PPT file from one file type to another
  • PPT/PPTX file also gets corrupt if the file is downloaded partially
  • PowerPoint file corruption due to recovery tool error and many more

Note: Follow the below methods to avoid corruption to PPT file due to broken download from internet

Open PowerPoint software application-> Select file then options -> Click on "Trust Center" on the left, then click "Trust Center Settings" on the right -> In the Trust Center dialog that opens, click "Protected View" on the left then REMOVE the checkmark next to "Enable protected view for files originating from the internet" ->At last click on “OK” button ->Try opening the file again.

The above procedure works only for PPT file corruption due to improper download, so for PPT file corruption due to any other reason; you need to take the help of an efficient third party repair software such as Yodot PPT Repair to fix the issue.

Yodot PPT Repair software application has a very strong built in algorithm to repair PPT file which is severely corrupt or damaged. The Utility repairs all types of PPT file including PPT, PPS, PPSX and PPTX. Additionally the tool fixes PPT file corruption along with the PowerPoint files text, images, sounds, formatting, objects, animations etc.

Steps to repair PowerPoint File:

  • Download the software by hitting the “Download Now” from the website
  • Install the software on your Windows desktop / laptop
  • Follow the procedures from the main screen
  • Choose the damaged/corrupted PPT file which is to be repaired
  • Click the “Repair” button to start the repair process
  • The repair process can be viewed by looking at the progress bar
  • After the repair completion, a confirmation message indicating success will be displayed on the screen
  • Preview the PowerPoint file using “Preview” option before saving the file
  • Finally save the fixed PPT file, to your desired location by making use of “Save” option


  • Make multiple copies of your important PPT file by storing them on different storage devices like external hard disk, CDS or DVDS
  • Save your PPT file after every modification or updating 
  • Use a good download manager program to download your PPT files
  • Install a powerful antiviral software program to delete viruses
  • Defragment your hard disk on weekly basis to optimize your system