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PowerPoint Recovery failed

Tim Lemmens
Occasional Visitor

PowerPoint Recovery failed

Hello

Yesterday, Windows crashed on my computer (due to Euroglot...) and I didn't save my PowerPoint-document (I know, how stupid!!! but normally I do). When I rebooted en restarted PowerPoint, the Recovery runs but I can't recover my auto-saved document... When I click "Open" or "Save As" or after double clicking, Powerpoint starts opening the file ("PowerPoint is opening ppt24.tmp") but then suddenly stops. I get no error messages, but the file won't open. The recovered document is still in the "Available Files" recovery list.

Anybody? :-(

greetings
tim
4 REPLIES
Jon Finley
Honored Contributor

Re: PowerPoint Recovery failed

Two things to try...

1. Open a new presentation, then select Insert, Slides from outline, change the file types to All Files(*.*), then browse to the recovery file. See if it will "import" the contents.

or.

2. Try the demo repair tool from the below site:

http://www.officerecovery.com/powerpoint/index.htm

You may want to run the repair on a COPY of the Autosave file (just in case).

Jon
"Do or do not. There is no try!" - Yoda
Tim Lemmens
Occasional Visitor

Re: PowerPoint Recovery failed

hello jon!

the second one is something i tried already, but alas... powerpointrecovery doesn't return a good result at all in my case.

your first solution is something new. i just tried it, but then i get a "PowerPoint can't open the type of file represented by (...)." error.

i guess my ppt is corrupt at all... :(

tnx anyway!
greetings
tim
Jon Finley
Honored Contributor

Re: PowerPoint Recovery failed

One more link from MS to try.

They provide LOTS of different ways to attempt to recover a presentation.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q207377

Good luck!

Jon
"Do or do not. There is no try!" - Yoda
Tim Lemmens
Occasional Visitor

Re: PowerPoint Recovery failed

thanks jon. i tried them all, no solution...

btw, i think the last solution is very cool: "open the file on a macintosh"
:)))))))))))))))))))))
(didn't try this anyway)

greetings
tim