.PPSM File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .PPSM file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

PPSM File Recovery

What is a .PPSM file?

A PPSM file is a macro-enabled slide show created by Microsoft PowerPoint, a program that allows users to create slide shows and presentations. It contains a non-editable collection of slides. PPSM files are used for packaging view-only Open XML-based presentations, such as .PPTX files, for sharing with others.

What Are Common Causes of ".PPSM" Files Lost or Failure?

There can be several common causes for ".PPSM" files to become lost or fail:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".PPSM" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. File corruption: Corruption of the ".PPSM" files can occur due to various reasons such as software or hardware issues, power outages, or improper file transfers.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage ".PPSM" files, rendering them inaccessible or unusable.
  4. Operating system or software issues: Problems with the operating system or software used to open or save ".PPSM" files can lead to their loss or failure.
  5. Storage device failure: If the storage device where the ".PPSM" files are stored fails or becomes damaged, it can result in the loss or failure of the files.
  6. Improper shutdown: Unexpected system shutdowns or improper closing of the software used to work with ".PPSM" files can cause data loss or file corruption.
  7. Human error: Mistakes made by users, such as accidental formatting of storage devices, improper handling of files, or overwriting existing ".PPSM" files, can lead to their loss or failure.
  8. Incompatibility issues: If the software or operating system used to open ".PPSM" files is incompatible with the file format or version, it may result in failure to open or use the files.
  9. Hardware or system issues: Problems with hardware components, such as faulty hard drives or memory, or system issues like outdated drivers, can contribute to ".PPSM" file loss or failure.

It is always recommended to regularly backup important files, including ".PPSM" files, to prevent data loss and to use reliable antivirus software to protect against malware attacks.

How to recover lost ".PPSM" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".PPSM" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".PPSM" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".PPSM" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".PPSM" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".PPSM" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".PPSM" extension?

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Programs that open ".PPSM" files

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 Microsoft PowerPoint 2019
Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 Microsoft PowerPoint 2019
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro

Additional Information

  • File type: PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Slide Show

  • File extension: .PPSM

  • Developer: Microsoft

  • Category: Data Files

  • Format: Zip


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is the purpose of a ".PPSM Recovery" file and how does it work?

    A ".PPSM Recovery" file is a file format used by Microsoft PowerPoint to store a presentation that has been saved with the "PowerPoint Show with Macros Enabled" format. The purpose of this file is to allow users to recover a presentation in case of unexpected closure or system failure.

    When a PowerPoint presentation with macros enabled is saved, it is typically saved as a standard PowerPoint file format (e.g., .PPTX) along with a separate .PPSM Recovery file. This recovery file contains a backup of the presentation's macros and other related information.

    If the PowerPoint application unexpectedly closes or the system crashes while working on a presentation, the .PPSM Recovery file can be used to recover the macros and restore the presentation to its last saved state. When PowerPoint is reopened, it detects the presence of the recovery file and prompts the user to recover the unsaved changes.

    By utilizing the .PPSM Recovery file, users can minimize the risk of losing their work in case of a sudden interruption or system failure while working on a PowerPoint presentation with macros enabled.

  • What are the common reasons for a ".PPSM Recovery" file to be needed?

    A ".PPSM Recovery" file is typically needed in the following scenarios:

    1. PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation Crash: If a PowerPoint macro-enabled presentation (.pptm) crashes or encounters an error while being saved or closed, it may result in the creation of a ".PPSM Recovery" file. This recovery file contains the unsaved changes made to the presentation before the crash occurred.
    2. Unexpected Power Outage or System Shutdown: If there is an unexpected power outage or the system shuts down abruptly while working on a PowerPoint macro-enabled presentation, it may lead to data loss. In such cases, PowerPoint may create a ".PPSM Recovery" file to recover the unsaved changes made before the power interruption.
    3. Application or System Failure: If PowerPoint or the entire system crashes or experiences a failure due to software or hardware issues, it can result in the loss of unsaved changes in a presentation. The ".PPSM Recovery" file is generated to restore the lost data.
    4. Accidental Deletion or Overwriting: Sometimes, users may accidentally delete or overwrite a PowerPoint macro-enabled presentation without saving the changes. In such cases, the ".PPSM Recovery" file may be the only way to recover the lost data.

    It is important to note that the ".PPSM Recovery" file is a temporary file created by PowerPoint to assist in recovering unsaved changes. It is not a substitute for regular saving and backup practices.

  • Are there any specific tools or methods available to recover and restore data from a ".PPSM Recovery" file?

    There are no specific tools or methods available to recover and restore data from a ".PPSM Recovery" file. The ".PPSM Recovery" file extension does not correspond to a standard file format or recovery process. It is possible that the file extension has been renamed or is specific to a particular software or system.

    If you are encountering issues with a ".PPSM Recovery" file, it is recommended to contact the software or system provider for assistance. They may be able to provide guidance on how to recover and restore the data from the file.

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