PowerPoint found an error that it can’t correct


Posted by Cynic | Posted in Software, Solutions to Problems | Posted on 15-12-2011


There are few other programs that can send you into a blood thirsty screaming rage like Microsoft Office. Often the problem is a user problem, but not always.

If you get an error when opening a file something like:

PowerPoint found an error that it can’t correct. blah blah blah

powerpoint found an error that it can't correct

The problem could be that the file is blocked. To solve that, simply right-click on the file you’re trying to open, click Properties, then click the “Unblock” button. Open it again and all should be good. If not, then you have another problem and should continue your search. This is only 1 solution for 1 potential cause to that problem.



  • mai

    solved my pain, thanks!

    • http://cynic.me/ Cynic

      Great to know that it helped someone! :)

  • Vinod

    Thanks a lot for sharing this.

  • http://www.pencilkings.com Mitch

    Thanks so much – I was literally tearing my hair out over this one for several hours – glad to know that that the solution was so simple. Thanks again – Mitch.

  • Cannon

    Solved! thanks, that was a ridiculous error.