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I get an error that this file is corrupt or not readable.  Is it possible to fix?
ULGM-CEO-Vision-Presentation.ppt
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by:Joshua Grantom
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Here is an article on office.microsoft.com on recovering a corrupt PowerPoint file.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/recover-a-corrupt-powerpoint-file-HA001116878.aspx
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that applies to 2002 and 2003

This is for 2012
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by:Joshua Grantom
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It is still useful in troubleshooting. You can also try and import the slides by going to the home on a new document, choosing new slide, reuse slides, then from the window that pops up on the right, open a power point file, choose the damaged file. If there is no backup of the file anywhere or a copy in an email attachment anywhere, your options are limited to a third party recovery tool. Most of those will be a paid software and are not guaranteed.
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by:Echo_S
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The rest of the text of that article (which I wrote, by the way :-) ) says to see if Star Office Impress (or other third party products like Corel Presentations will open it. I tried it in Impress, but it won't open the file, sorry.

One thing to note, you'll want to right-click the file in Windows Explorer, choose Properties, and select Unblock. That's sometimes all it takes to "recover" a file. Unfortunately that didn't help in this case.

I've asked a colleague to try it in some recovery software we've come across recently. It's not been successful with other files, so don't hold your breath. (I'll let you know one way or the other.)
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Also, even though that article applies to 2003 and prior, your file is a binary-format PPT file, not an XML-format PPTX file, so those recovery options are still mostly valid. As Joshua says, instead of Insert | Slides from File you'd have to do that via Reuse Slides -- but it's essentially the same thing. (Regardless, I did try both methods in PPT 2003 and 2007 and 2010, and it didn't work either way.)
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by:al4629740
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Thank you for your help and efforts!
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For what it's worth, my colleague tried your file on the recovery software, but it continually crashed (as it did with the other corrupt files she was  testing). That software isn't even worth downloading as far as I can tell. Sorry I don't have better news to report.
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Thank you for trying. I really appreciate it!
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