Troubleshooting for an error message “There was an error access C:\documents and settings\username\Presentation.pptx”

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There are tons of reason due to which PowerPoint presentation become inaccessible for users. When users click to open PPT, it ends up with some error message. PowerPoint corruption is one reason for inaccessibility of PPT. There are several causes for MS PowerPoint corruption like virus attack, improper system shutdown, MS office corruption, OS corruption, damaged hard drive etc. In such case there is no need to worry of PPT corruption because there are several PowerPoint repair tools & manual methods available to repair damaged files.

While opening a PPT file getting an error messages is depend on type of PPT corruption. One such error message is “There was an error access C:\documents and settings\username\ Presentation.pptx”. The PowerPoint corruption is main reason for this type of error.

Solution: Such errors can fix by opening corrupt PPT in earlier version of MS PowerPoint, like PowerPoint 2000 or in any earlier version. If you are able to open file in earlier version then insert slides from damages presentation in a new presentation. Follow the steps written below to do this:-

For PowerPoint 2007

1) Home > Slides group > Click on New Slide > Click on Reuse Slides.
2) In Reuse Slides > click Open a PowerPoint File.
3) Now Browse path of PPT file that contains slide and click Open.

I believe with the help of this method you can fix above written error method very easily. It is observed, in some cases above method didn't work and corrupt file could not open in earlier version of PowerPoint. In such situation there is only one solution remain i.e. to take the help of PowerPoint Repair Software to regain the access of your original PPT file. You can find some advance PowerPoint repair  tool which is compatible with your system configuration.
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