[Easy Method] How to Corrupt A PowerPoint File or Repair PowerPoint File

Somei Liam

June 6, 2019 19:00 / Posted by Somei Liam

If you can't open your PowerPoint file in the normal way, this may be due to a variety of issues. Sometimes the file will be damaged for different reasons, and in some cases, the original file is fine, but for other reasons, it does not open properly. Here we will show you the method of repair PowerPoint file or repair corrupt PowerPoint file.

Not only that, in this article, we will show you how to corrupt a file, if you want to know more about how to corrupt a file, you can refer to how to corrupt a file.


If you want to know more about the repair of corrupt image, you can refer to repair corrupted Image. For the method of repairing corrupted video files, you can refer to how to fix a corrupt video. About the method of repairing corrupted PDF files, you can refer to how to fix corrupt PDF files.

Corrupt A PowerPoint File

1. How to Corrupt A PowerPoint File

How to corrupt a PowerPoint file? It is easy to corrupt a PowerPoint file, only 4 steps are required.

Click Start, type notepad in the search box at the bottom, and then press Enter.

Click File and select Open.

Select the PowerPoint file you want to corrupt, select All Files in the open session box. Then click Open.

Corrupt A PowerPoint File open

Don't need to make any changes, just click File and select Save, then you will get a corrupt PowerPoint file.

Corrupt A PowerPoint File save

2. How to Repair PowerPoint Files

To repair PowerPoint files or repair corrupt PowerPoint file, Microsoft PowerPoint offers an inbuilt solution called Open and Repair. So, make use of this option and try to repair PowerPoint files.

Instructions to repair PowerPoint files using PowerPoint:

Open PowerPoint, go to File menu and click the Open button.

Browse and select your corrupt PowerPoint file.

Click the small arrow located beside Open button and select Open and Repair option.

Corrupt A PowerPoint File repair

Wait for the completion of the repair process.

This inbuilt PowerPoint repair process helps you to fix all PowerPoint files that are slightly corrupted or damaged.

3. Recover Files from Corrupted Hard Drive by FoneLab Data Retriever

How to recover lost corrupt PowerPoint files? It does not take a lot of time to solve, just download Fonelab Data Retrieverto solve this problem simply and perfectly.

FoneLab Data Retriever offers the maximum possibility of recovering the corrupt PowerPoint files by deep scanning the hard disk and the recycle bin.

What are the advantages of FoneLab Data Retriever

  1. Recover corrupt PPT or PPTX files from deletion, formatted partition, RAW hard drive or other crashed problems.
  2. Recover corrupt PowerPoint file from Mac or Windows(emptied Recycle Bin included), hard drive, memory card, flash drive, and other removable drives.
  3. Use the built-in search engine or the Filter feature to find the certain PowerPoint file.

Download and Install FoneLab Data Retriever, and then launch it.

When you enter the main interface, you need to choose the data types you want to recover first. Here you should choose Document. Then select the location where you may find the lost corrupt PowerPoint files.

Corrupt A PowerPoint File location

Click Scan to start scanning your selected disk volume quickly.

Choose the corrupt PPT or PPTX folder in the left pane. You can manage the scanning results in thumbnail, list or content mode freely.

If you can't find your missing data, you can click Deep Scan on the top right corner to try again. Deep Scan will take more time to complete the whole scanning process, but it will offer you all possible results which can be restored.

Corrupt A PowerPoint File selected files

You are allowed to preview the relevant information of each file including filename, size, created and modified date. Alternatively, you can use Filter feature to quickly locate the files you want to recover. Select corrupt PowerPoint files you need. Click Recover and set the destination folder.

Corrupt A PowerPoint File filter

Note: You had better save the recovered presentations to a new drive in case of data overwritten.


Without complicated operation, you can retrieve the missing corrupt PowerPoint files from computer. All you need to do is click a few times.

In addition to PowerPoint file, this software can also recover Excel files in Windows, recover Word files on Windows and other types of files.

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