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Brian Batt

Hi Phil,

If you need to attempt recovery of resources in a corrupt PPTA file, you may be able to use 7zip to extract the PPTA file and reveal its contents.  Depending on the severity of the corruption, you may or may not be able to extract the PPTA file to recover resources that were stored in it.  Please note that extracting PPTA files is not officially supported by Articulate.

In order to continue working with your PowerPoint presentation, you will need to delete or rename the corrupt PPTA file.  After deleting or renaming the PPTA file, Articulate Presenter will generate a new PPTA file for your PowerPoint presentation the next time you click one of the options on the Articulate menu.

Brian Batt

Hi Phil,

It just depends on what files you're trying to import back into your presentation.  If you have inserted media like SWF, FLV, or MP4 files, you'll be able to extract them from the PPTA file, put them in a new location on your machine, and then re-import them as needed.

In regards to the narration folder, you can extract the WAV files & then use the ae.ini to figure out which audio file belongs to which slide.

GAIL LYNCH

Brian Batt said:

Hi Phil,

If you need to attempt recovery of resources in a corrupt PPTA file, you may be able to use 7zip to extract the PPTA file and reveal its contents.  Depending on the severity of the corruption, you may or may not be able to extract the PPTA file to recover resources that were stored in it.  Please note that extracting PPTA files is not officially supported by Articulate.

In order to continue working with your PowerPoint presentation, you will need to delete or rename the corrupt PPTA file.  After deleting or renaming the PPTA file, Articulate Presenter will generate a new PPTA file for your PowerPoint presentation the next time you click one of the options on the Articulate menu.


I've encountered this error and have a corrupt PPTA file. I have tried the suggestions included here but it does not solved the problem. What else can I do to solve the problem. I cant loose this info, it's take a few weeks to create. Please HELPP.