If you’ve deleted an important PowerPoint presentation and looking for ways to recover the deleted presentation for free, then you’re at the right place. In this article, we will be discussing ways on how to recover deleted PowerPoint presentations for free from a Windows system using free data recovery software.
Recover Deleted PowerPoint Presentation from Windows Recycle Bin
When your PowerPoint presentation is deleted, the first thing to do is check the Recycle Bin folder. In case the file was deleted using the ‘Delete’ key or right-clicking the presentation followed by ‘Delete,’ you can find the deleted file in the Recycle Bin folder. It is to be noted that Recycle Bin retains deleted data for 30 days. Post that, the Recycle Bin automatically deletes the files from the folder permanently.
If the file were deleted by using the ‘Shift + Delete keys, then the files would not be found in the Recycle Bin as this command deletes the data from the computer system, bypassing the Recycle Bin.
What can I do if the PowerPoint Presentation is not in the Recycle Bin?
In case you’re not able to find the deleted PowerPoint presentation in the Recycle Bin, then navigate to the below mentioned Windows temp directory:
\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft
You will be able to find a temporary file of the PowerPoint presentation in the given address with a name, having a few extra letters after its original title.
Recover PowerPoint Presentation with AutoRecover option available in Microsoft Office
Follow the below mentioned steps to recover PowerPoint Presentation by using the AutoRecover option in Microsoft Office:
- Go to File in the PowerPoint Presentation.
- Find Option at the bottom left side of the page and select it.
- Find Save from a list appearing at the top left of the newly opened Window.
- Under Save Presentation, there is an option stating AutoRecover File Location.
- Copy and Paste the Address and Open it.
- Select the desired File from the options appearing on the screen.
What to do when the above mentioned methods don’t work?
In case the PowerPoint presentation could not be recovered by using any of the above mentioned methods, there are free PowerPoint recovery tools that can help you recover any PowerPoint presentation and various other types of data. One such free data recovery software is Stellar Data Recovery for Windows.
This powerful DIY Data Recovery software can find deleted files on the storage media and recover them in their original form. Provided that the storage media is neither formatted nor overwritten with fresh data, the software will not disappoint you in the data recovery process.
The software recovers the data in simple three steps – Select, Scan, and Recover. It is easy-to-use and can recover deleted files up to 1 GB of the lost data for free. Post that limit, and you have to purchase the software’s license to enjoy the complete benefits.
The software can recover data in all logical data loss situations – from the formatting of the drive to corruption and accidental deletion to virus infection. Also, not only PowerPoint presentations, the software can recover various kinds of data such as Excel sheets, emails, notes, photos, videos, etc., of all the commonly used file formats.
No matter what type of file you have lost, Stellar Data Recovery Software for Windows can help you recover that file within a couple of minutes without any hassle. Just download the free version of the software and follow a simple process.
However, if the data is lost due to physical damage to the storage media, Stellar offers data recovery services. They recover data from damaged devices in Class 100 Clean Room labs.