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Hey there,

I was about to open my presentation for History when I got this message:
ppthelp.jpg

Any help? The assignment is due tomorrow and I would really like this to work by then. Recreating it by today will be difficult and is out of question.

Thanks in advance

~A.T.
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have you tried here?

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/recover-a-corrupt-powerpoint-file-HA001116878.aspx
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It says applies to 2003.

I tried it, but didn't go safe mode yet. Might copy to my laptop. It is on my hard drive though.

Tried it on the laptop, nothing. Any good tool that is for free?
Edited by Atham - 3/1/12 at 9:43am
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I recall I opened the presentation once in Linux Ubuntu 11.10 as I had issues with windows 7. Could something be wrong there?
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post #5 of 5
First of all I admit that I'm making a very late response specially when the thread starter wrote "need help as soon as possible".
But however if it is solved then others can take help from this.
If a PowerPoint file gets corrupted due to any specific reason the file can be recovered by these four ways:

  1. Backup file: Any corrupt file can be easily restored from a valid backup. If we have backed up our PowerPoint files then we can restore them if they get corrupted or deleted.
  2. Sometimes a PowerPoint file becomes inaccessible and we think that it is corrupted. But we should try to open it on MS Word. Sometimes it gets opened in MS Word and then we can copy the data and paste it to a new PowerPoint file.
  3. Temporary files (.tmp): Temporary files are created in every system and these can be very helpful to restore corrupt PowerPoint files. But to restore corrupt files from TMP files they must be located.
  4. Third party tool: If all these above solutions fail then we need to think for some third party recovery tools (as suggested by Microsoft). MS PowerPoint Recovery can repair corrupt PowerPoint files when manual solution seems to be failed.
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Hope this information will be somehow helpful.
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