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I saved over a PPT file by accident. Power point. Windows 10…

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I saved over a PPT file by accident

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Windows 10 XPS 15 9550

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It is possible to recover a “temp” version of your PowerPoint prior to saving over it. Try this:Click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.In the Search Results dialog box, type ppt*.tmp under Search for files or folder named, and then click Search Now.If a file that matches the search criteria is found, right-click the file, and then click Rename. You can give the file any name that you want, but you must give it a ".ppt" extension.Double-click the file that you renamed to open it in PowerPoint. If it is the file that you want to recover, click Save As on the File menu, give the file the name that you want for your presentation, select the folder where you want to save it, and then click Save.NOTE: If you receive an error message when you are attempting to open the file, then the presentation cannot be recovered with this method.
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