Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How to Recover Corrupt PowerPoint Presentation With .TMP files

Virus attack, improper system shutdown, MS office corruption or hard drives crash are the few reasons which lead to PowerPoint file corruption. Corrupt .ppt files sometimes refuse to open and pop up some error messages. Or some corrupt files open but shows garbage data. So question is that how we can repair corrupt powerpoint files? Is there any manual method available or need to use Powerpoint repair software? This article will provide answer of these two questions.

Yes! There are few methods available which easily repairs corrupt PowerPoint files. MS PowerPoint offers Open and repair option to repair damaged data or you can open a .ppt or .pptx file in MS word, it will recover your data back.
If above written two methods doesn't applicable for you then don't worry there is another method which you can try. You can use .TMP files to recover corrupt Powerpoint files.
You can try the following steps as written below:
  1. Right-Click the Windows Start button, and then click Search.Type some part or complete files name and type *.TMP.
  1. Select My Computer search location. And click on Search Button.
  1. Windows will find your TMP files, click the Date Modified button at the top of the Search Results pane. You might have to scroll to the right to see this button.
  1. Look for a TMP file created around the time that you lost your PowerPoint file. Note the folder it’s in.
  1. Now Open PowerPoint, and then click Open on the File menu.
  1. Click the arrow next to the Files of Type box at the bottom of that dialog box, and then click All Files.
  1. Navigate to the folder where the TMP file is located.
  1. Click the TMP file, and then click Open.
If you are able to successfully locate the .TMP file then you can surely recover your corrupted Powerpoint presentation. But if these methods don’t work then you have to try third party PowerPoint repair software which you can find easily on internet to repair corrupt presentation within a minute.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

How to solve powerpoint error “PowerPoint cannot open the type of file represented by .ppt”

MS PowerPoint is very effective tool to create powerful presentation. But it can get corrupt like other MS office applications. When you try to open a ppt or pptx files you may get error “PowerPoint cannot open the type of file represented by .ppt” in this case PowerPoint does not allow to access your file. In this post I will explain reason of this type of error and tips to overcome from this error.

Cause of the Error : there are mainly two reasons behind this error both are listed below.

  1. If PowerPoint file is password protected and created in PowerPoint 2002 (xp) or letter version and you are trying to open it in earlier version. Because earlier version cannot open password protected files that is why producing such type of errors.
  2. PowerPoint file corruption can be the other reason of the above error.

Solution : There are several possible solutions of above problem is available.

  1. If you are owner of the file then remove password of that file then try to open it.
  2. If you do not know owner of that file then download earlier version of PowerPoint and open file with it.
  3. If file is corrupt and you have a backup of this file then restore backup and use it.

If Do not have a Backup :

If you don't have a backup and cannot apply any of above written methods then you can try these methods but first create copy of original file and apply these methods on copy of the file.

  1. Try to open PowerPoint file in to word, that will recovers at least some part of your data.
  2. Open file in to Read-only mode then save it at other location.
  3. Open blank presentation and use template of damaged file. That might help cut down on reformatting.
  4. Try to insert slides individually if you are not able to insert the whole thing.

With these methods I hope you can solve your problem. But if problem persist then use PowerPoint repair software to repair corrupt or damaged ppt or pptx presentation.
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Monday, May 14, 2012

How To Prevent MS Excel Worksheet From Corruption

MS excel is a great application which makes many calculation easy for users. But like other MS office application It too can be get corrupt if proper precaution not been taken. Excel (.xls) file corruption leads to data loss situation, user may loss whole data or some part of data due to excel corruption. In some cases corrupts file refuse to open. Although there are several excel repair methods and software are available which can easily repair corrupt files in most of cases. But if file is severely damaged then only few advanced excel repair software can repair it.

It is universal truth that Precaution is better then solution. Excel file corruption can be prevent by taking few steps. If you are taking few things in mind while working on MS excel you can easily prevent excel from corruption.

MS excel provide few very good features which allow users to recover data in the file corruption case. These features are listed below.
  1. AutoSave: Always ON this feature while working on MS excel. It automatically save file at some specific interval of time.
  2. AutoRecover : This feature is same as autosave but it creates a copy of document at some specific location.
  3. Automatic Backup : It is advisable that always ON automatic backup option. It will create a backup copy of your file. Backup copy can be used when original file gets corrupt.
These steps to prevent file from corruption :
  1. Always exit properly from excel sheet when you restart or shut down you computer.
  2. Computer must keep away from electromagnetic radiation like televisions, stereos, speakers etc.
  3. Use anti-virus to scan your computer.
  4. Prevent dust from building up around your computer.
By applying these steps you can minimize excel file corruption chances by 99.99%. But if you hard disk crashed and your excel file get corrupt in that case excel repair software will be very helpful to recover data from damaged file.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Why the Word Document Crashes When I Click into the Table

MS word is very useful application which allows you to insert pictures, tables and drawing in the documents. While working on MS word you may faced this situation that when you click into the table word document automatically get crashed and your whole work lost. You never know what is the actual problem, why MS word got crashed? It may be possible that your word file may get corrupt due to this problem. This post deals with why this problem occurs and how you can resolve it.

Cause of the problem: MS word offers some very advanced features to make word documents attractive but wrong implementation of these feature sometimes create problem for user. Features like ‘Around’ has good feature, it makes the table behave like a floating graphic object; can be cause of the above problem. The ‘Around’ option which is available under Text Wrapping (or you can get by clicking and dragging with the Table Move Handle) has turned on for your table.

Solution of the problem: If you are facing any type of corruption problem in MS word the first advice is to run Open and Repair utility of MS word and save the changes. In the above written case open and repair will allow to access almost all table and objects of the documents.

After saving all changes generated by open and repair utility click on Table
  1. Go to Table menu > Properties
  2. Now select None in Text Wrapping.
  3. Now Click OK.

Most likely above solution will solve your problem of crashing MS word document. If word files corruption happen due to crash then use word repair method to fix it or you can use word repair software for repairing corrupt file.
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Friday, May 4, 2012

How To Solve MS Word Error "This Document May Be Corrupt"


Earlier version of MS word have some weak security features, due to weak security MS word documents easily get corrupt. Corrupt MS word file give several types of error when you try to open it or while doing some operation on that file. One such type of error is This document may be corrupt. To preserve the contents: Choose Select All from the Edit menu, then choose Copy from the Edit menu. Create a new document, then choose Paste from the Edit menu. It will appears when you try to open MS word document in word 2000. Here I am going to explain how you can overcome from above written error by applying manual method.

Cause of the Error: A build-uplist templates in a documents is the main cause of the above error.Now what is list templates? A list template works as container fora ll customized numbering scheme. You can easily check whether this error is due to excessive list template or not by applying following method.

  1. When this error pop up the go to Tools > Macro > Visual Basic Editor and start it.
  2. Click View > Immediate Windows, in Visual Basic Editor.
  3. In Immediate windows type following command and press Enter.


If you get number 1,500 or more then file have excessive list template problem.

If number is less then 1,500 then error is due to other reason,you need an advance word repair method to resolve it.

Solution: Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a(SR-1/SR-1a) is required to resolve this error. You can get service from Microsoft store. After installing Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1) you need to make changes in in windows registry.

Note: Create backup of windows registry before making changes.

  1. Start windows go to Start > Run.
  2. In Run Box Type Regedit and click OK.
  3. Now you need to select following windows registry key :


  1. Go to Edit menu click New > Dword Value and add following registry value:

Value Name: LTOverflowRecovery
Value: 1

  1. Now click Exit.

Try to open word file after applying all these steps, hopefully you are able to access your file without any error. But if problem still persist that means your word file actually got damaged and you need to take help of some third party tools like word repair software.
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