How to Fix PowerPoint Error Part of File Is Missing?

Microsoft PowerPoint is a professional presentation program that enables you to create beautiful slides to give presentations. It serves as most effective training tool in corporate companies, educational institutes and many other organizations. You can save these presentations on your personal computer or in USB drive and carry it along anywhere to address your audience. The pages in PowerPoint will contain pictures, massive texts, graphs, sounds and alternative things which will make your presentation more attractive and easier to grasp.

Consider a situation, wherein you have a PowerPoint presentation related to a college project saved on your pen drive. When you try to open it, you receive the following error warning: “Sorry, PowerPoint cannot be opened because part of the file is missing.”

This error message might occur when you work on presentation and saved it directly to a USB drive or any other removable storage device. In majority of cases, the above error message indicates possible corruption in presentation file. The error can occur in the following conditions:

  • Improper handling of removable drive like abruptly removing while working with the presentation files
  • A network interruption such as a lost connection while saving, closing or working in PowerPoint file that you opened from a network drive
  • A virus scanner or other disk utility locked the disk while the presentation file was opened in PowerPoint
  • A power outage, spike or brownout occurred while PowerPoint was attempting to access the disk
  • Error occurs if you have a damaged disk or the disk drive is not functioning properly

Follow the below steps to fix this presentation error message:

Yodot PPT Repair tool promises quick and secure repair of damaged PowerPoint files as well as the PowerPoint files that encounters error like part of the file is missing. Its advanced repair engine is incredibly effective as it repairs and recovers presentation file slides along with its objects like table, image, animation, word art, sounds etc. This software provides user friendly interface to repair PPT/PPTX/PPS files in three easy steps, so that less computer knowledge users can also use this tool. It can repair PowerPoint files stored on any storage media including hard disk, external hard drive, USB drive, etc.

Procedure to fix PowerPoint error on windows computer:

  • Download and install Yodot PPT Repair tool on Windows PC
  • After installation, launch the software and follow instructions of the application
  • Browse to select the PPT or PPTX file that is to be repaired and click on the “Repair” option to start scanning process
  • After the repair process finishes, a window will prompt you showing that PowerPoint repair is successful
  • You can preview your repaired PPT or PPTX file by clicking on the “Preview File” option
  • Select the desired destination location to store fixed PPT or PPTX file on the system


  • Never terminate your PowerPoint application improperly without saving your presentation files
  • Keep an additional copy of your important PPT, PPTX or PPS files on other storage device
  • Regularly update security program in order to protect PowerPoint files from virus or malware infection