Unable to Open PowerPoint 2016 Files- Fix

  sandycullen 07:24 28 Jan 2019

I am working on PowerPoint 2016 and I created some files for the meeting but when i Opened them an error message showed up ‘PowerPoint can’t open this type of file PPT’. I look for methods to fix this issue an found some manual methods, I want to know that should I try manual troubleshooting or an automatic method using Microsoft Office repair tool One solution I found while browsing is

  • Open Windows explorer and go to location where the file is stored
  • Select the file and right click on it
  • Now select the option Properties and PPT properties box will open
  • Click on the General tab and move down to security section
  • Click Unblock button if exists, then click on Apply and then OK
  • The file will be unblocked, now open the PPT file again

I am not sure of the method and don't want to lose files. Please suggest some advice.

  BRYNIT 12:34 28 Jan 2019

It's always best to make a copy of the file and put it into another folder, you can then try either repair on the copy without corrupting the original file any further.

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