Free PowerPoint Compatible
Viewers like Microsoft's PowerPoint 2003 Viewer and Columbus Viewer is another avenue to try with corrupt PPT files. If the file does open in the PowerPoint Viewer, the only way to recover the data, may be to right click on one of the slides, choose Print, and select a preinstalled free PDF printer. Please see here for free PDF printers. Columbus Viewer allows you to copy images from its viewer to the clipboard.
Name - PowerPoint Viewer 2003
Download URL - PowerPoint Viewer 2003
Developer - Microsoft
OS - Windows 95/98/ME
File Size - 1906 KB
Supported Software Versions or File Systems - PowerPoint 97 and later versions.
Developer Provided Description - "PowerPoint Viewer 2003 lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions. This viewer also supports opening password-protected Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. You can view and print presentations, but you cannot edit them in the PowerPoint Viewer 2003."
Comment - Try opening file in viewer. Corrupt files will sometimes open here and allow you to resave an uncorrupted version.
Name - Columbus Viewer
Download URL - Columbus
Developer - Oasys
OS - Windows2000/XP
File Size - 38MB
Supported Software Versions or File Systems - Microsoft Office XP, AutoCAD 2004/2005/2006, Microstation V8 and Hewlett Packard HPGL/2
Developer Provided Description -
Comment - Also try the free Personal Version of the Columbus Viewer. Be sure to try to view it by right clicking on the file and choosing "view," rather than double clicking on the file as this will simply open the normal application associated with the file rather than the Columbus Native Viewer.