Are there any tools available to recover a corrupted PowerPoint file? My wife had spent about a week putting one together and (luckily) when done presenting she wanted to save it and MOVED (not copied) it to a key drive (big mistake to trust the move). When she got home the file was corrupted and she cannot open it.
Anyone know any possibilities to recover this?
You could try system restore to restore your PC to a point in time just before the move. The trouble is you may need to do the last bit of work again. Also there are recovery programs (my favorite free one is Recova) that will allow you to recover deleted content, but the main issue when trying to recover data - try not to use the affected drive - if the space that the file occupied is overwritten with new stuff then the data will be lost forever. With this in mind it is best to install the software on a different machine and temporarily install the one with lost data onto this machine.
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Use Data migration. It is one of the easiest ways to recover data from a corrupt file. First you need to create a new presentation file. Then by using the Insert menu, you can import all the slides from a corrupt file to this new file. But sometimes this could be ineffective or failed due to severe corruption.
If this happens
Use TMP files. Whenever a file gets corrupted or deleted, there is a temporary aka TMP file available in the system. You need to locate it. If the TMP file is successfully located, you can restore the corrupted PowerPoint file. This could be a difficult task for a novice or non-technical users to perform as it may require a lot of technical understanding. Do not be hopeless as one more solution is there.
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