How to repair corrupted PPTX file? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I worked on the presentation, after successful completion of the 4-hour operation and close the file, the presentation was saved as pptx. On the next day when you open a message that the file content that can not be read. And even with full trust to file an error accessing.

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:53 PM


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  • Hi,

    In regarding of the issue, I have a couple of questions:

    Do you use Office 2010?
    Which error message and code did you get?

    Generally speaking, a corrupted pptx file is hardly to be recovered. But it still worth to have a try.

    • Method 1: Open an existing presentation
    • Method 2: Create a new presentation
    • Method 3: General troubleshooting

    More reference:

    And here is a similar issue, we also can refer to:


    Melon Chen
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:30 PM
  • To recover .ppt file and extract data from it, try few manual ways, such as:

    1. Use MS Word: Browse and open the corrupt PPT file in Word file. If data is recovered in MS Word, move the text       to .ppt format by clicking on “Send To” option and choosing MS PowerPoint application.

    2. Use Insert Menu to insert slides: Create a blank presentation and insert the slides of corrupt PPT file by clicking         on Insert > Slides from Files > Browse corrupt file.

    3. Use “Reuse Slides” option (PowerPoint 2007/2010)

    Third way is also quite effective. To know the steps, you may refer to:- http://nalavadebela.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/powerpoint-repair/

    Friday, September 19, 2014 11:59 AM
  • Hi, 

    Try using Exchange tools ISINTEG and ESEUTIL

    As it works, here: http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/microsoft/microsoft-aa/powerpoint/488-pptx-file-is-giving-an-error-and-can-t-be-opened
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 8:28 AM
  • I also faced with the same situation and there are two method to resolve your problem either you can manually fix by digging on googlw and search on related topic or you can also try some tools . when i faced such kind of problem my friend suggest me the tool to recover corrupt file online is Sysinfotool and from my personal experiance it is really good.
    Monday, January 23, 2017 9:12 AM
  • Hi,

    I had similar problem. In my case changing the extension from .pptx to .ppt manually helped to open the file.



    Friday, April 14, 2017 4:33 PM
  • Powerful Powerpoint Recovery Tool which can easily hich can easily recover our data from corrupt PPT, PPTX and PPTM files. It does not overwrite or replace the old document. It creates a new file and saves all the recovered data into it. The tool works in self-describing mode as it is equipped with an automated wizard interface. Download ;-  http://www.mannatsoftware.com/stellar-phoenix-powerpoint-recovery.html 
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:53 AM

  • Best application available as Powerpoint recovery software is the option to recover data from corrupt or damaged powerpoint  files. It repairs corrupt powerpoint files.
    Download From here :-  http://www.recoverfilesdata.com/powerpoint-recovery-software.html
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 5:49 AM
  • Thanks! This sorted it and saved hours of my wife's work.

    'It's the simplest things that take the greatest intelligence'

    Ford Prefect, HHGTTG

    Sunday, May 20, 2018 10:01 PM

  • Best application available as Powerpoint recovery software is the option to recover data from corrupt or damaged powerpoint 
    files. It repairs corrupt powerpoint files (.ppt, pptx, pptm). It supports MS PowerPoint 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013. It can 
    restore several objects like Header/Footer, Tables, WordArt and Charts etc.See at-  http://www.recoverfilesdata.com/powerpoint-recovery-software.html
    Thursday, July 5, 2018 8:17 AM
  • Hi,

    This error message “file content cannot be read” occurs due to corruption. There can be ‘n’ number of reason for this corruption. But that’s not important right now. It require the solution to fix this corruption and repair the corrupted PPTX file. Here I am going to introduce you to the 3 hacks to repair PowerPoint slides. 

    Hack 1: Copy PowerPoint Slides into another PowerPoint files
    In this, you need to create new PowerPoint slides to repair them completely. It simply require to import the full content of corrupted files into new slides. After copying the whole content into new slides. Save them into another location. The previous folder might be dealing with some virus or malware. So, by saving the newly created PPTX file in another folder save the file from corruption. 

    Hack 2: Open PPTX files as theme template
    For this, you need to open the blank file and add the slides into it. Then, click on File>> Save as and save the file with new name. After this go to design tab to choose the desired theme. Browse the corrupted PPTX file and theme will be added to the slides. Import the file and save the file with different name and location.

    Hack 3: Open PPTX File in Safe Mode
    This is more effective way to repair PowerPoint files. Try to open the corrupt PPTX file in Safe Mode. This will display only basic text not all the formatting. Then, it will make the editing and formatting easy in the PowerPoint slides. When file open in “Safe Mode” then, safe mode will be written with the file name.

    If above-solution doesn't provide satisfactory result then, you can try SysTools PowerPoint Recovery Tool. And for the step by step procedure read this article: www.systoolsgroup.com/updates/repair-pptx-file/. Hoping these manual solution will solve corrupted PPTX file issues. 

    Katherine Pearson

    • Edited by Katherine Pearson Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:06 PM Manual method added
    Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:04 PM