Fix Powerpoint 2010 File Association

Creating good quality PowerPoint presentation with lots of images, animated effects, sound, and other type of media objects takes significant time. Microsoft Office suite is one of the most useful and popular application used by majority of computer users to create such PPT file. When such presentation file refuse to open throwing some error message especially when it is about to be completed, you may not stop yourself from being rude and annoyed. PPT file association problem is one of the major problem in MS Office 2010 happened with several users. In this situation, the only one question that crawls in your mind is how to fix PowerPoint 2010 file association problem. No need to worry, you can easily solve such critical issue using a smart PowerPoint Recovery Tool.

Before going to fix such problem let us know about the problem clearly. Similar to any other files, PowerPoint presentations in Office 2010 are saved in .pptx format and it is called the file type. Windows uses different applications to open any file depending on the file type. The total combination of Extension, File Type and the Program required to open the file type is called association. Every operating system "associates" a file of a certain extension with particular program. But, if any information in association is missing, you may get this type of error message. It may be after corruption of the PowerPoint file, or due to unavailability of appropriate application to open it. To extract data from PPT file, you can visit this link:

Related to PPT file association in Office 2010, generally we get two types of errors:

  • This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.
  • Not a valid Win32 Application

First of all, you can try to fix PowerPoint 2010 file association problem manually. Then, you need to know the file type first. If you cannot see the file type you have to improve the view in Windows Explorer. To do this, you have to go to View tab of Folder option in Control Panel and uncheck Hide extensions for known file types option. After that, Right click on the file and select "Open With" from the pop-up menu. Now, select "Choose Program" to locate the program needs to Windows to open the file and put a checkmark to "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file". Finally, click OK.

But, if this process is not effective, it means your PowerPoint is corrupted or damaged. Then you need this PowerPoint Recovery tool to fix PowerPoint 2010 file presentation. This application can repair corrupted PPT file after abrupt closing, improper download, header corruption, virus infection, round tripping and in other different circumstances. This application is easy to use and specially developed to fix PPT file association problems. You can use this application to repair corruptrd or damaged PowerPoint file on MS Office 2003, 2007 and others. To fix PPT file on Office 2007, visit:

Steps to Fix PowerPoint 2010 File Association:

Step 1: First, install this PowerPoint Recovery Tool on your computer to fix this problem. Then, launch it to open the main window as shown in figure 1.

Fix PowerPoint 2010 File Association - Main Window

Figure 1: Main Window

Step 2: Here, you have to "Browse" the corrupted PPTX file and click on "Repair" button to start file repair operation.

Repair PowerPoint File Association Error - Select Presentation File

Figure 2: Select Presentation File

Step 3: In this window, you can selecet required location to save repaired PowerPoint file as shown in figure 3.

Fix PPTX File Association Error - Save Repaired Presentation File

Figure 3: Save Repaired Presentation File