Thank you for visiting our Partner Zone. This area is an exclusive space for MYOB Partners. Find out how to Partner with MYOB.
I had this situation today. I worked on my project in PowerPoint. The computer worked loud and probably overheated and turned off suddenly when the project has not been saved. I have configured the backup. but when I reopened PowerPoint, no backup files were offered. I don't know (and can't find) the extension that PowerPoint uses for it backup files.
Can anyone tell me how unsaved backups are stored (if at all) and what extension I should search for or how can I recover my file?
Solved! Go to Solution.
In Office 2003:
1. Click "Tools" - "Options".
2. When the "Options" multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click the "Save" tab.
3. Look “Underneath "Default file location
In Office 2007,
Click the Office button (big button in the top left), Powerpoint Options -> Save -> default save location.
The file just points to the My Documents folder. There are actually no PowerPoint files there, since I use a PowerPoint subfolder to hold them.
The file I am hoping to recover was not saved. I foolishly worked on it for a few hours, and never saved it. Does PowerPoint, like Word, have a built in backup save system? If yes, I'd like to know what extension the backup files use, so I can try to find them.
It should still be a PowerPoint extension .ppt. the name usually starts with a ~ character. If the file becomes corrupted you can to do ppt recovery. I'd try a tool as the PowerPoint Recovery Toolbox for example. http://www.oemailrecovery.com/powerpoint_recovery.
So it will be fast and easy. There is a free download version and you can try if this tool be able to recover your files.