.PPSX 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 .PPSX file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2023.

PPSX File Recovery

What is a .PPSX file?

A PPSX file is a slide show created by Microsoft PowerPoint or another presentation program, such as OpenOffice Impress or SoftOffice Presentations. It contains a finished collection of slides that are used for slide show playback. PPSX files are similar to .PPTX files but open as a presentation slide show when double-clicked, instead of a working presentation file.

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

There can be several common causes of ".PPSX" file loss or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".PPSX" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. File system corruption: Issues with the file system, such as corruption or errors, can lead to the loss or failure of ".PPSX" files.
  3. Virus or malware attack: Malicious software can infect and damage files, including ".PPSX" files, causing them to become inaccessible or lost.
  4. Unexpected system shutdown: Sudden power outages or system crashes can interrupt the saving or accessing process of ".PPSX" files, leading to loss or failure.
  5. Software or hardware issues: Problems with the software used to create or open ".PPSX" files, or hardware malfunctions in the storage device, can result in file loss or failure.
  6. File format conversion errors: Converting ".PPSX" files to another format or vice versa can sometimes result in data loss or file corruption.
  7. Improper file transfer: Errors during file transfer, such as interrupted downloads or incomplete uploads, can cause ".PPSX" files to be lost or become corrupted.
  8. Human error: Accidental overwriting, formatting the wrong drive, or improper handling of files can lead to the loss or failure of ".PPSX" files.

It is important to regularly backup important files, including ".PPSX" files, to prevent their loss in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

How to recover lost ".PPSX" 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 ".PPSX" file may be deleted.

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

Use programs for recovering ".PPSX" 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 ".PPSX" 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 ".PPSX" 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 ".PPSX" extension?

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Programs that open ".PPSX" files

File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus
Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 Microsoft PowerPoint 2019
Apache OpenOffice Apache OpenOffice
Kingsoft Presentation Kingsoft Presentation
Ability Office Ability Office
Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 Microsoft PowerPoint 2019
Microsoft Office Open XML File Format Converter Microsoft Office Open XML File Format Converter
Apache OpenOffice Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice Apache OpenOffice
Google Drive Google Drive
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
Google Drive Google Drive
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
Google Drive Google Drive

Additional Information

  • File type: PowerPoint Open XML Slide Show

  • File extension: .PPSX

  • 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.

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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

  • How can I create a ".PPSX backup" file for my PowerPoint presentation?

    To create a ".PPSX backup" file for your PowerPoint presentation, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open your PowerPoint presentation.
    2. Click on the "File" tab in the top left corner of the PowerPoint window.
    3. From the drop-down menu, select "Save As".
    4. In the "Save As" dialog box, choose the location where you want to save the backup file.
    5. Enter a new name for the backup file, ensuring that you include the ".PPSX" extension at the end of the file name (e.g., "PresentationBackup.PPSX").
    6. Select the "PowerPoint Show (*.ppsx)" option from the "Save as type" drop-down menu.
    7. Click on the "Save" button to create the backup file.

    By following these steps, you will have successfully created a backup file of your PowerPoint presentation in the ".PPSX" format, which is a slide show format that can be opened directly without needing to open PowerPoint first.

  • What is the purpose of a ".PPSX backup" file and how can it be used to restore a PowerPoint presentation?

    A ".PPSX backup" file is a backup copy of a PowerPoint presentation saved in the PPSX file format. The purpose of creating a backup file is to have a copy of the presentation that can be used to restore the original presentation in case of any data loss or corruption.

    To restore a PowerPoint presentation from a ".PPSX backup" file, you can follow these steps:

    1. Locate the backup file on your computer or storage device.
    2. Change the file extension of the backup file from ".PPSX backup" to ".PPSX" (remove the word "backup").
    3. Open PowerPoint on your computer.
    4. Go to the "File" tab in the ribbon at the top.
    5. Click on "Open" to browse for the restored backup file.
    6. Select the backup file and click "Open."
    7. The PowerPoint presentation will be opened, and you can save it with a new name or overwrite the original file if needed.

    By restoring the presentation using the ".PPSX backup" file, you can recover the content and formatting of the original PowerPoint presentation.

  • Are there any specific software or tools available to automate the creation of ".PPSX backup" files for PowerPoint presentations?

    Yes, there are several software and tools available to automate the creation of ".PPSX backup" files for PowerPoint presentations. Some popular options include:

    1. PowerPoint AutoBackup: This is a PowerPoint add-in that automatically creates backup files (.PPSX) at regular intervals or whenever changes are made to the presentation.
    2. PowerPoint Backup Assistant: It is a standalone software that allows you to schedule automatic backups of PowerPoint presentations in various formats, including .PPSX.
    3. PowerPoint Save Backup Files Automatically: This is another PowerPoint add-in that automatically saves backup copies of presentations in .PPSX format whenever changes are made.
    4. Batch PowerPoint File Converter: This tool enables you to convert PowerPoint files to different formats, including .PPSX. It can be used to create backup copies of presentations in bulk.
    5. PowerPoint Recovery Toolbox: Although primarily designed for recovering corrupted PowerPoint files, this tool also allows you to create backup copies of presentations in various formats, including .PPSX.

    Remember to research and evaluate each tool's features, compatibility, and user reviews before selecting the one that best suits your requirements.

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