How to Recover Deleted/Unsaved PowerPoint File

August 24 2017 18:52 pm/ Post By Yoli Software to File Recovery

Panic is best defined as the rush of fear that overwhelms you when your PowerPoint disappeared from your Windows or Mac computer, especially when it is for some very intensive project. You may blame yourself for not saving while working, blame the shitty power supply, or blame the careless deletion, but the pain of losing long hours of work in one swoop is still going to sting. This piece is not to spell total gloom for you, we have a way out for any PowerPoint users who has been suck before and needs a way out right now. So, if you are in the jam of losing important PowerPoint file, here are two ways to recover them.

How to Recover Unsaved PowerPoint 2016/2013/2010/2007 from Temporary Memory

When the PowerPoint program crashes or quits suddenly, you may retrieve from your state of shock quickly because there is a chance to get PPT files back from the default recovery. Microsoft Office doesn't entirely leave the operation of the software to you. Any PowerPoint project you commence without saving automatically sits in a temporary folder. Your projects stay in this folder for a short time so take actions promptly. Just follow the simple steps below:

  1. Launch the Microsoft PowerPoint application on computer

  2. Click on File tab

  3. Click on recent in the drop-down menu

  4. Hit Recover Unsaved Presentations

  5. Spot your file, open and save it


To better protect your files, you can enable the AutoRecover and AutoSave feature in PowerPoint: Click "File" -> "Options" -> "Save" -> Mark the checkbox beside "Save AutoRecover information every x minutes" and set your desired settings. This process will require you to choose an auto save location where your slideshows will be saved automatically after every set interval. So, if you do get a sudden black out of any kind, head back on to the folder you preset.

How to Recover Deleted PowerPoint Files on Windows/Mac

In case you accidentally deleted your presentations after saving, you are going to need more help. Here, you will have to call in the top dogs (the more sophisticated software) to get you out of the jam. Yolisoft Data Recovery is a popular choice among Microsoft PowerPoint users. The PC app helps you recover deleted PowerPoint files from the computer, USB drive, external memory card, etc in simple steps.  

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  1. After you run the app, select a location to scan your lost PowerPoint files.

  2. A complete scan of the location will be started. When it is done, the recoverable files will be listed out in categories.

  3. Navigate to the Microsoft PPTX file category, preview the items in it to decide which ones you want and click Recover.


More tips about the software:

  • It is able to recover PowerPoint files in PPTX, PPT, PPS, PPTM, POTX format.

  • It can recover more files types, like word, excel, pdf, txt, pictures, videos, music, etc.

  • It has the highest recovery rate among similar programs in the market.