Powerpoint 2013 Issue Opening Presentation

(bozo volansky) #1

When I open a powerpoint presentation that I created I get the following message:

The presentation cannot be opened. Your antivirus program may prevent you from opening the presentation. To fix this problem, make sure your antivirus program is current and working correctly. If the problem persists and the presentation is from someone that you trust, turn off your antivirus program, and then try to open the presentation again. If you do this, make sure you turn on your antivirus program again after you open the presentation.
I have disabled the AV and the error message still occurs. I have tried both Powerpoint 2003 and Powerpoint 2007.

(mikolas rodino) #2

To try to insert slides into a blank presentation, follow these steps or make use of following resources where you can find different solutions for damaged PowerPoint documents

https://onlinefilerepair.com/en/powerpoint-repair-online.html PowerPoint repair online
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d86b2642-590d-4234-a173-f777ad40a0d7/powerpoint-file-crashes-powerpoint-upon-opening?forum=officeitproprevious
http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/how-to-open-powerpoint-file/

The steps, which are mainly required for this solution, are shown below:

  1. Open MS PowerPoint program. Click on Office button (on top of the left side).

  2. A window will be appearing. Now select corrupt PowerPoint file from the system directory.

  3. Click on the arrow of Open button. A list will be scrolled down.

  4. From the list, click on Open and Repair. After some seconds, the file will be repaired and opened.
    Note: Though this solution efficiently works with corrupt files, but if it does not work we must try the following solutions.

  5. Try to open a corrupt file in OpenOffice.org Impress.

  6. Open a corrupt file in MS Word. If it gets opened, we can recover at least the text part of the presentation file.

  7. Try to import the slides from the damaged file into a new file.

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(Lilian Taylor) #3

Yes, I have used the method mentioned in the previous comment, which can effectively fix PowerPoint damage. Add one more point: If the damaged file can’t be fixed, you’d better look for other ways to recover PPT. This will minimize your losses.