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Recovering lost PPT file on Mac: A Basic Guide

PowerPoint files are one of the most used files today. Both Windows and Mac users use them for different kinds of presentations which mean that in most cases these files are very important. However, there are many situations in which PPT files are lost - accidental crash, accidental deletion etc. Many Mac users who find themselves in situations like this are moving on because they think that these files cannot be recovered, but they are wrong.
As we already said, losing PPT files can be a real disaster. People sometimes work for days and include many images, animations, shapes, sound file, media files, banners and other things in their presentation when all of a sudden their Mac crashes. Making a new presentation is very difficult and in some cases, there is simply not enough time to do something like this.
If you are looking for a way to recover your lost PPT file on Mac, you should know that there are two methods that provide results. However, the first one is used when you have lost an unsaved file while the other is used to recover deleted or lost files.

In case you were left without an unsaved PPT file, the simplest way to bring it back is to use the AutoRecover feature. Namely, MS Office comes with an excellent option - it has the ability to save a PPT copy and it does that automatically every ten minutes. You don't have to do anything to activate this feature because it is used by the program by default. In case you've turned it off, it is always a good idea to activate it by accessing the MS office button, opening PPT options, clicking save and checking Save AutoRecover Information. After that, just write down a number of minutes (10 or even less). In this way, whatever happens, you won't lose much work. In case your Mac computer crashes and terminates PPT without saving it, you can recover your work the next time you start the program. The program will automatically ask you whether you want to recover the lost file. On the other hand, you can also perform a search on your Mac (look for Office X AutoRecovery folder and the file should be there.
In case you simply cannot find your auto-saved file or you have deleted it by accident or on purpose but you want to bring it back, you can use a specially designed PPT recovery application. It is good to point out that there are many different tools like this, so stick to the ones that have many positive reviews.
In addition, look for software that has the ability to recover PPT files regardless of the PowerPoint version you are using. It is good to point out that the vast majority of these software solutions are not focused strictly on recovering PPT files, but they can recover a wide range of office files as well as videos, images, audio files etc.

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How to Recover Unsaved and Deleted PowerPoint Files on Mac?

Here are two methods
1. Recover Unsaved PowerPoint on Mac using AutoRecover
Microsoft Office has a fantastic feature called AutoSave; that it can automatically save a temporary PPT copy on a periodic basis.

In order to recover unsaved PowerPoint Mac, you have to enable AutoSave or AutoRecover first. If not, just click the Microsoft Office & follow below guide to turn on or change how frequently PowerPoint files are automatically saved:

Step1. On the PowerPoint menu, click Preferences.
Step2. Click Save, select the AutoSave or AutoRecover info every check box, & then enter a small number in the minute's box to specify how often you want the program to save your data & the program state, like 10. That way, you'll never lose more than 10 minutes of work.

If your Mac crashes & quit your PPT without saving, next time you open PowerPoint, it will automatically recover the autosaved PowerPoint files. & you can follow next path to find & restore unsaved PPT in Mac:

PowerPoint autosave location on Mac: Finder > /Users/ username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/Office X AutoRecovery (X st&s for Office version of your PPT).

2. Recover Lost or Deleted PowerPoint on Mac using Mac Data Recovery Software
If you can't find the unsaved PowerPoint file, it may get lost. You can choose a third-party PowerPoint recovery software to recover lost PowerPoint file on Mac.
Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac is the best Mac data recovery software which can recover files such as office document files, pictures, videos, etc from Mac hard drive & other external storage devices no matter your files get lost.
Then follow the below guide to start your lost or deleted PowerPoint recovery job.

How to perform PowerPoint recovery on Mac?
Step1. Select "Deep Scan" option.
Here I choose "Deep Scan"-it will scan the entire drive to find lost or deleted files like images, Videos, Dcouments including PPT, DOC, PDF, & Excel, etc.
(Tip: If you want to recover PowerPoint document from USB, SD card or external hard drive, please connect it to your Mac in advance.)

Step2. Choose storage device to scan lost PPT files.
After you choose recovery wizard, you will see an interface showing different kinds of storage devices. You can select the drive or device for recovering PowerPoint files. If you only want to recover PPT files, please select "Document".

Step3. Use file filters to find your lost PPT file quickly.
Click "Setting" in the lower left corner. Then select your lost file type such as .ppt & unselect other irrelevant file types. This is optional & it helps find your lost PowerPoint file quickly & saves you much time. Click "Scan" to allow this PowerPoint recovery software to scan.

Step4. Preview & recover lost PPT file.
You can click PPT file to preview, & select the PPT file, then click "Recover" button.

Feb 03, 2018 | Time Computers & Internet

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Hi there,

Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program developed by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Office system, and runs on Microsoft Windows and the Mac OS computer operating systems. The Windows version can run on the Linux operating system, under the Wine compatibility layer.

PowerPoint is widely used by business people, educators, students, and trainers and is among the most prevalent forms of persuasive technology. Beginning with Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft revised the branding to emphasize PowerPoint's place within the office suite, calling it Microsoft Office PowerPoint instead of just Microsoft PowerPoint. The current versions are Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 for Windows and 2008 for Mac.

You can learn more here:


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