PowerPoint Recovery - How to Recover PowerPoint Files

I lost a 24-page PowerPoint presentation from computer during a power failure. The presentation is very important that I spent hours on it. So how can I recover PowerPoint file? I'm running Windows Vista.

PowerPoint or PPT is widely used by students, teachers, trainers, officers and etc for presenting learning materials, training contents, sales reports, product information and many more. However, there may be times that users lose PPT presentations because of error operation, system format or computer problem. It would be a great disaster if you lose a well-designed PowerPoint file which is elaborated after a long period of hard work. Fortunately, you have effective PowerPoint recovery solutions.

Note: To avoid the lost PPT file from beening overwritten, please do not save new data or install PPT recovery tool on the hard drive where you lost PowerPoint presentation.

Solution 1 - Recover PowerPoint file from TMP File

Microsoft PowerPoint has the auto recovery feature that it can automatically save a temporary PPT copy every 10 minutes (default save interval). So when you lost a PowerPoint file after accidental shutdown, unexpected quit or other problems, you can directly recover lost PowerPoint or unsaved changes from the TEMP folder on computer. Hereof, you can check the steps and details about recovering PowerPoint file from TMP by following this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292585/.

Solution 2 - Recover PPT with PowerPoint Recovery Tool

If the lost file cannot be restored by following solution 1, you can choose a third-party PPT recovery software to get back lost PPT file on Windows or Mac. As long as the PPT document has not been overwritten yet, there's hope of recovering PowerPoint document. The Kvisoft Windows File Recovery will be a good choice for you as it is effective in PPT recovery no matter which PowerPoint version you are running. No matter your PPT files get lost because of wrong deletion, formatting, power failure, virus or etc, this safe and read-only Kvisoft Data Recover program would be helpful in getting them back for you.


Install and run Kvisoft PowerPoint Recovery Software

It's free to try it. Please download the right version and then following setup instructions to install it on your computer.
If your PowerPoint document were deleted or disappeared from USB, SD card or external hard drive, please connect it to your PC in advance.


Select device and path from restoring lost PPT files

Run Kvisoft PowerPoint file recovery tool, you will see a compact interface showing five different kinds of storage devices, including hard drive, memory device, optical media, multimedia and mobile device as well as iOS devices. You can select the device type for recovering PowerPoint files.
Once you clicked, a new dialog will remind you to select a path to recover PPT file. Then please click Start.


Preview and perform PPT file recovery

Open the tree list: FileType - Document - PPT. You can check all the scanned PowerPoint files by Size or Date. The undamaged PPT files(less than 10MB) will be previewable, so that you can easily check which one is the intact file you need.
Tick the PPT file and click Recovery, you will informed to select a path to save the PowerPoint document. Afterwards, you can open the path to preview the recovered PowerPoint file.
preview PDF file before recovery

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