Fix PPTX Not Opening on PowerPoint 2007

“I use MS PowerPoint 2007 on my Desktop to prepare slides for my presentation works. Today, while opening my presentation file, MS PowerPoint failed to open PPTX file due to some reason. I don’t know what went wrong with the presentation file. That PPTX file holds crucial information on which I worked from few months. Can anyone please suggest me how to open my PPTX file on PowerPoint 2007?”

MS PowerPoint is the wonderful tool to create files for presentation / slide show. One can easily add all attributes like text, pictures, clip art, sound, animation, etc. that makes the presentation much livelier. Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 was added with a new Fluent user interface to quickly create PPTX files. Also, it introduced enhanced formatting options, improved effects, predefined Quick styles, table formats, etc. to induce great-looking presentations. However, many users face inaccessibility of these PPTX files due to various reasons as mentioned above, the main reason is PPTX file corruption. So, first let us glance at various causes for PPTX file corruption:

  • Many users wrongly try to open PPTX file in older versions of MS PowerPoint wherein the file gets corrupt due to compatibility issues
  • Viruses can infect the presentation files severely making it unreadable
  • Software conflicts while accessing PPTX file on PowerPoint 2007 tool may sometimes damage the file
  • Improper download of presentation file from internet will induce damage to the file due to which it turns inaccessible
  • Compression / conversion methods used to alter the PPTX file for transfer process may corrupt the file severely and it do not open in 2007 PowerPoint
  • Further, incorrect up-gradation of MS PowerPoint 2007 to its newer version may cause corruption of PPTX file that is tried to open

In all such cases, PPTX file gets damaged / broken and hence Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 will not open PPTX file on it and renders data loss. If you are thinking what the best method to overcome this issue is, then it is to repair the corrupt presentation file.

How to fix unreadable PowerPoint 2007 PPTX file?

Microsoft Office suite provides an inbuilt repair utility called Open and Repair to fix Office files. With the use of this handy option corrupted PPTX file can be easily fixed. Want to know how to use it? Then follow these steps.

Open MS PowerPoint 2007 tool -> Next click Open and select the corrupt 2007 PPTX file to be repaired -> Now, before clicking on open button, click the drop down list beside Open button -> And select ‘Open and Repair’ option from the list. The file will be repaired.

But, most of the severely corrupted PPTX files do not get repaired with this inbuilt repair tool. In such an instance, you need to go for third party repair utility such as Yodot PPT Repair.

About Presentation file repair tool:

Yodot PPT Repair is one of the eminent repair utility that can safely fix corrupt PowerPoint 2007 PPTX after corruption. Its read-only repair algorithms can securely fix all errors associated with a presentation file created on MS PowerPoint versions from 2000 to 2010. Its reliable and proficient strategies can renovate PPT / PPTX files that are inaccessible on MS PowerPoint application. This tool can be employed on various Windows OS versions like Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008.

Procedure to mend PowerPoint PPTX file that doesn’t open:

  • Download and install Yodot PPT Repair software on your Windows PC
  • Once the software gets installed completely, launch it by clicking on the icon
  • Now, browse and select the corrupt PPTX file that has to be repaired
  • Soon after choosing broken PPTX file, click on “Repair” button to commence repair process
  • On the next screen, you can see the status bar showing repair progress
  • Later, preview the file description using Preview option
  • At last save repaired Presentation file in a desired location on your system

Important Note:

  • While accessing / altering presentation files handle them with appropriate methods
  • Do not save repaired PowerPoint file to the same old location
  • Maintain several copies of important presentation files to avoid file loss
  • Do not try to open large sized PPT file of one PowerPoint version in other versions