Updated 12 January. 2023

Get PPT files back in Windows and macOS

PPT recovery

Best 5 data recovery software for PPT, PowerPoint Presentation

Disk Drill
Free version, Pro version $89
Free recovery: Free recovery - 500 MB for Windows
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rateDisk Drill
666762
Undelete My Files Pro
Freeware
Free recovery: Freeware
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rateUndelete My Files Pro
3852
Recoverit
Free, Professional $49.95, Ultimate $59.95, Technician $299.95
Free recovery: Free recovery - 100 MB
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rateRecoverit
308031
iDisksoft
$69.00
Free recovery: Free scan
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rateiDisksoft
3
Leawo
Free Trial, Pro $69.99
Free recovery: Free scan
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rateLeawo
27262

Summary review

windows icon Our Windows version Windows 10
time icon How long we tested 3 weeks
exam icon Number of tested tools 11

Top 3 factors to consider when choosing PPT recovery software

Price tag

While there are a few genuinely free data recovery programs out there and some with a decent trial version, they’re often either overly complex, ineffective, or have recovery limits. So if you’re willing to invest, you should find a program that fits your price range. Also, consider whether you’d prefer a program with subscriptions or a one-time payment.

Operating system availability

Data loss can occur on any operating system but not all data recovery programs support multiple platforms. Make sure the app you choose is fully compatible with the OS you run or, at least, has a version for that platform particularly. Certain programs even allow the recovery of storage media formatted for a different operating system entirely.

Free version with data recovery

A lot of data recovery solutions out there offer a free trial that only gets you as far as previewing recoverable files. Once you attempt to retrieve them, you’ll get hit with a message asking you to purchase the full version. Check if the software has a free version that allows actual recovery.

Simple steps to recover deleted PPT, PowerPoint Presentation on Windows & Mac

Step 1:

After downloading the app, install it on any Mac or Windows machine

Step 2:

Fire up the application and point it at the disk where the files were lost

Step 3:

Cick the Recover button to start the scanning process

Step 4:

Choose the recoverable files you want to restore and click Recover

How to easily prevent PPT files loss

1 Tip

Avoid suspicious emails and files. Suspicious emails are rife with phishing emails and other forms of malicious files. Accessing the contents of these emails could severely compromise the security of your computer. This could lead to hackers accessing your machine, putting your important files in jeopardy. So if you see a suspicious email, simply delete it.

2 Tip

Back up files regularly. While backing up files can sometimes be time-consuming and a hassle, it’s a vital part of keeping important files safe from unforeseen data loss. After all, you can never tell when you might accidentally delete a file or encounter device failure. One missed backup session could set you back hours, days, or even months of work.

3 Tip

Install quality antivirus/antimalware software. Viruses and malware can wreak havoc on your computer and storage media and could lead to some serious loss of data. To prevent that, it’s always a good idea to install quality antivirus and antimalware software to counteract any malicious programs trying to infiltrate your machine.

FAQ

For Windows, if you deleted the PPT file using the Delete key or right-click > Delete command, then you should be able to find it in the Recycle Bin. On Mac, deleted X files are moved to the Trash before being deleted permanently. If your file is not present in either of these tools, you’ll need to utilize a free data recovery program.

On Windows PCs,PPT files that weren’t permanently deleted using the Shift + Delete command can be found and restored from the Recycle Bin tool. For Macs, all deleted X files are sent to the Trash first, so you can get them back from there. Otherwise, you can use Windows File History if you enabled it before the deletion or the Mac Timeline feature.

Backups are the easiest way to recover PPT files that were saved over. Windows machines also have a built-in feature that allows you to retrieve older versions of X files, as long as you enabled the tool before the overwriting occurred. Mac has a similar feature called Time Machine. Alternatively, you can use Windows System Restore to return your PC to a previous point in time, but you’d need to have created a backup prior.