How to restore a powerpoint presentation in Vista

  2stroketim 16:06 06 May 2008


I saved a powerpoint presentation over the weekend, opened it up today and only the first 2 slides are there, I definitely saved the presentation. Is there a restore I can carry out or could it have saved to a temp location. I have completed a search on the file name but it brings up the file with only 2 slides.
Any ideas please ?

  Forum Editor 18:41 06 May 2008

PowerPoint/Microsoft Office, and which version you have, there will be an auto-save every fifteen minutes or so. You can easily check.

For instance, in PowerPoint 2007 Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click 'PowerPoint Options'.

Click 'Save'.

Look at the 'Save AutoRecover information every x minutes' check box.

In the minutes list you'll see how often the program is set to save your data and the program state.

Unfortunately, if you can only see an incomplete file in your saved location it's not looking good.

  I am Spartacus 21:13 06 May 2008

Some versions of Vista (not sure which but the Business version has it) have a feature called 'Shadow Copy'. If you have it and it's enabled then right click on the file and select 'Restore previous versions'

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