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Mac: How do I recover corrupt or unreadable PowerPoint presentations?


PowerPoint can't open my presentation. I get messages about it being corrupt or unreadable.

Solution or Workaround
First, be sure you've updated your copy of PowerPoint to the most recent version. That can solve many problems, including the inability to open some PPT files.

See this MS support article for Mac-specific suggestions.

Also check out the Windows-specific page here on the PPT FAQ for other suggestions that may help.

If you use PowerPoint 98 or 2001, also see Certain presentations crash PowerPoint 98 and 2001

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Mac: How do I recover corrupt or unreadable PowerPoint presentations?
Last update 07 June, 2011