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PPT: "Part of File is Missing" Error Attempting to Open File

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#1 Osorkon4


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Posted 03 June 2015 - 08:01 AM

When i attempt to open a Microsoft Power Point file (.PPT), i receive the following error message:
"Sorry, the file cannot be opened because part of the file is missing."

How to stop this error?


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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 10:41 AM

It means the file is damaged or corrupt. Is it saved on a USB drive, or on the computer hard drive? if it's on a USB, then the file wasn't properly closed before the USB was removed. If it's saved to the hard drive, then the file is damaged.

You can try opening PowerPoint, then clicking on the file you want to open and dragging and dropping it into PowerPoint.

#3 tombaird


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 09:17 AM

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 files 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 its not in your TEMP directory.

If the presentation seems corrupted or on the verge of it, but you can still open it, download and use the CloneMe add-in from Microsoft (for PowerPoint 97 or 2000) or for PowerPoint 2000 and higher, try HTML Round-tripping to repair corruption.

Many users have recovered damaged PPT presentations by opening them in Impress, the presentation program included with Suns Star Office presentation package or the free Open Office.

Also there are many third-party toolsyou can find them in Internet
I can recommend you Recovery Toolbox for PowerPoint
here the link: https://powerpoint.recoverytoolbox.com/

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