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How to UNBLOCK a file


When you download a file from the internet or from some other sources, Windows may block the file as a way of protecting your computer from potentially unsafe content.

Unfortunately, when you open a blocked file, PowerPoint may, pardon the highly technical term, go silly in the head. It may refuse to open the file, report that the file needs to be repaired, crash or it may come up with as-yet unreported annoyances.

So whenever PowerPoint has problems when you open certain files, check to see if the file is blocked, and if so ...

UNBLOCK the file

This only takes a moment to do, luckily:

Now try opening the file again in PowerPoint.

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How to UNBLOCK a file
Last update 16 January, 2019
Created: 16 January, 2019