One of my colleagues is getting an error frequently(attached) in powerpoint 2010 and as a result he keeps losing many slides that he prepared. The error is not very clear. I suspect it may be due to the file, as I tried reinstalling office 2010 and still the error persists. Any ideas?
How do I resolve file corruption errors in powerpoint 2010?
1. Try some of the things listed below. But first make a backup copy
of your presentation and use it, not your original file. Never try any of these recovery techniques on your only copy of a presentation.
Things to try:
-If you run PowerPoint 2003, choose Help, About Microsoft PowerPoint
from the main menu bar. If the About screen doesn't indicate that you
have SP1 (Service Pack 1) or higher, you should update your copy of
PowerPoint. Choose Help, Check For Updates. When the Office Downloads
page opens in your browser, click "Check for Updates" and apply the
recommended hotfixes and/or service packs.
-If you run Windows XP and have installed SP1, see Files open as
Read-Only after installing Windows XP SP1, Other file/path related
-Open a blank presentation (You can apply the template used for the
damaged file, if applicable. That might help cut down on
-From the main menu, choose Insert, Slides from File (or if you use
PowerPoint 2007, Home tab, New Slides (bottom of button), Reuse
-Try to insert slides individually if you're not able to insert the
2. If your file became corrupted when PowerPoint or your computer
crashed, there may be a temporary version of the file in your TEMP
directory. If so, you can try the aforementioned Insert, Slides From
File and browse to that file. Or you can try changing the file's
extension to PPT and see if you can open it from within PowerPoint
using File, Open. You could also do a search for *.TMP files on the
off chance that it's not in your TEMP directory.
3. If nothing else works, try opening the presentation in Word to see
if you can at least recover the text:
-Start Word and choose File, Open
-Choose file type "Recover text from any document"
-Edit the file as needed
You will need Office 2003 (with compatibility pack) and Office 2010.
1.Open the Powerpoint presentation in Powerpoint 2003.
2.Once you have the presentation opened in Powerpoint 2003, save it as a Powerpoint 2007 presentation.
3.Open the presentation using Powerpoint 2010. You may get some error prompts (you can ignore). Click on save as, and save it as a Powerpoint 2010 presentation. Close it.
4.Now open it again using Powerpoint 2010, you should be able to work on it without any issues.