MS PowerPoint 2010 does not open due to incorrect file associations

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How will I access my PowerPoint presentations that cannot be accessed due to file associations? 

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MS PowerPoint 2010 does not open due to incorrect file associations

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Your Powerpoint having an incorrect file association could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavorable system settings to identify slowdown issues.

If you do not have Power Point, Microsoft has a free PowerPoint viewer.

Just download it at this site.

By installing the PowerPoint Viewer, you can open and watch PowerPoint presentations in all formats, no matter what computer you’re using.

Another option is to use the free OpenOffice.org office suite. The presentation portion of the suite can both display and edit PowerPoint presentations.

Other office suites can also display PowerPoint presentations (e.g., Wordperfect) so if you have one of those installed, try that first.

 

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I think this is not a big problem considering that the problem is only related to incorrect file association of your computer. When you install Microsoft Office PowerPoint or even Microsoft Office, the system sets a new file association for the files supported by Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Doing this, you can easily open the document by simply double-clicking on the file or the document stored on your computer.

But in your case, since you cannot open the Microsoft Office PowerPoint document, there is probably a previous system update that accidentally changed the files’ association on your system. You can always restore it back to its default software. Just make sure that Microsoft Office PowerPoint is still installed on your computer. To restore the files associated with Microsoft Office PowerPoint, open Windows Explorer then browse for the folder containing PowerPoint documents. Right-click on one PowerPoint file then select Properties. On the window that pops up, click Change. Then on the next screen, find and select Microsoft Office PowerPoint and click OK. If you can’t find it on the list, hit on the Browse button then go to the folder where Microsoft Office is installed. Look for the PowerPoint.exe file, select it, click Open then OK.

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