PowerPoint 2007 Not Opening PPTX Files

Find a way open corrupt PPTX files on PowerPoint 2007

Generating or editing presentation files on Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 application is very common these days; Microsoft PowerPoint is among the most popular and widely used application for designing presentation files on Windows computers and the presentation files created on PowerPoint 2007 application are of two formats i.e. PPT and PPTX. However with the wide usage of PPTX file, corruption and damage to them have also increased. And after such corruption your PowerPoint 2007 will not open PPTX file.

Errors Encountered while opening corrupt PPTX file

There are numerous error messages while opening a corrupt PPTX file on MS PowerPoint 207 version, some of the common error notifications are listed below:

  • PowerPoint Viewer can't read “drive name:\path\filename.pptx”
  • “PowerPoint can't read kai.pptx”
  • “PowerPoint found an error it can't correct. You should save the presentations, quit, and restart PowerPoint.”
  • “Microsoft PowerPoint has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience” etc

Reasons for PPTX File Corruption:

There are n number of events due to which an PPTX file on your computer gets corrupt and fails to open, some of the most common events are explained in the below paragraph

Improper / incomplete download of .pptx file from internet, deadly malwares infection on storage drive where PPTX file is stored, power failure while designing or editing PPTX presentation, changing the file extension of PPTX file from one to another, improper recovery of .pptx file, occurrence of bad sectors, sharing of PPTX file on public computer networks, improper installation of PowerPoint application and many others

However, Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 provides an inbuilt feature called “Open and Repair” to scan and fix such corrupt PPTX file, to use this inbuilt feature follow the below procedure

Run MS PowerPoint 2007 application and click on “Open” option ---> Choose the PPTX file which is to be repaired --> Now click on the arrow on “Open” button and select “Open and Repair “option from the drop down list --> After which, your PPTX gets scanned and repaired

If you don’t find this inbuilt feature helpful! Then you need to go for a proficient PPTX repair software such as Remo Repair.

Remo Repair PowerPoint Application:

Remo Repair PowerPoint is perfect PPTX file repair software used to fix severely damaged, corrupt and inaccessible PPTX file. With the help of this utility, you can easily fix PPTX file that fails to open on MS PowerPoint application. Adding to this, it helps you to fix when PowerPoint not opening downloaded files on Windows computer. The software works on read only mode which ensures no damage is made to your PPTX file while the repair process. Some of its salient features include:

  • Ability to fix PowerPoint files of PPT, PPTX and PPS file extension
  • Easily recovers images, links, formatting, graphics, tables etc while fixing the PPTX file
  • Compatible to run on Windows 8/ 7/ Vista/ and XP operating system
  • Repairs PPTX file created on various MS PowerPoint versions including PowerPoint 2000, 2003, 2007 and PowerPoint2010.


Follow these steps to PPTX file created on PowerPoint 2007:

Step 1: Download Remo Repair software and install it to your Windows system. Run the installed application and start the repair process. Choose your corrupt / damaged PPTX file. Click on “Repair” button to initialize the repair process.

PowerPoint 2007 Will Not Open PPTX File - Select PPT File

Figure 1: Select PPT File

Step 2: The repair process can be monitored by looking at the progress bar.

PowerPoint 2007 Not Opening PPTX Files - Repair Process

Figure 2: Repair Process

Step 3: After completion, preview the repaired PPTX file using “Preview File” option

Unable To Open PPtX Files on PowerPoint 2007 - Preview Repaired File

Figure 3: Preview Repaired File

Step 4: And finally click on “Save” button to save your repaired PPTX file.

PowerPoint Cannot Open PPTX File - Save Repaired File

Figure 4: Save Repaired File