How to Recover Deleted PPTX Files on Windows and Mac

Are you accidentally deleting PPTX files and have no idea the ways to restore them? Don’t worry, in this post, we list 6 ways how to recover deleted PPTX files on Windows and Mac respectively. You could achieve the goal by following those ways.


By Ellie / Updated on April 2, 2024

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Can I recover a deleted PowerPoint?

Suppose that you are preparing for a presentation and you just now take 4 hours to accomplish the PPTX file (PowerPoint). However, when you organized your desktop you find that the PPTX is deleted accidentally. What would you do?

Absolutely, this kind of situation would make us freak out. So, can we recover a deleted PowerPoint no matter for recently deleted or permanently deleted? Fortunately, the answer is yes! Thanks to the improvement in technology, getting back PowerPoint you accidentally deleted is totally available.

Restore Deleted PPTX Files

How to recover deleted PPTX files on Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 and Mac

Here in this part, we’ll show you 2 parts on how to recover deleted PPTX files on Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7 recently or permanently on Windows and Mac respectively. You could choose the part according to your situation.

Recover recently deleted PPTX files

To recover recently deleted PPTX files on Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7, here we list 4 methods to easily help you achieve the goal.

On Windows:

Method 1. Restore PPTX from Recycle Bin

Many users would ask, where is my deleted PPTX files go? Usually, they are restored in Recycle Bin. Only if you didn’t empty the Recycle Bin or delete the PowerPoint with the shortcut Shift + Delete, then you could find the deleted PPTX files on Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7.

Step 1. Go to Recycle Bin and then search “.ppt” in the search bar. And then you could find your deleted PPTX files in it. Right-click on the PPTX files and then click on Restore.

Restore PowerPint in Recycle Bin

Step 2. Go to the original place of the PPTX files and then you could find your deleted PPTX files.

Method 2. Get PPTX files from Temporary Files

Search your computer for temporary files and then locate the moment you realize your PowerPoint file is missing. Look for files that are the same size as your PPT. It is entirely possible for you to recover your file from them.

Step 1. Open File Explorer and then type in the filename of your PPTX files and add the extension name.tmp, and hit Enter to search.  


Step 2. A window will pop up after the search. Open the files that you think are of the same size as of your lost PPT. Double click on it and then save it. Then check whether the deleted PowerPoint is back.

Method 3. Recover deleted or unsaved PPTX files in Microsoft PowerPoint

For how to recover deleted PowerPoint, We could also achieve the goal in Microsoft PowerPoint if the features AutoSave and AutoRecover are enabled. Usually, these 2 features are checked by default. Now follow me to operate.

Step 1. Open a blank Microsoft PowerPoint document and click the File tab.

File Tab

Step 2. Choose the Save Options from the left.


Step 3. Locate AutoRecover file locations and then you’ll see as the following path:


PPT Options

Note: If you have ever unchecked these 2 features, you could tick Save AutoRecover information every * minute and Keep the last AutoRecovered version if I close without saving in case of the next data loss. And this way seems not possible to you, have a look at the next way.

Step 4. Open File Explorer and paste in the copied file path. Hit Enter.

Path to PowerPoint

Step 5. Here, you could see the last save of your PPTX files. Click it to open the file.

Find PowerPoint

Step 6. Right-click the Microsoft PowerPoint file, and select Open with. Choose PowerPoint, and click OK.

Open with PowerPoint

Method 4. MyRecover-- Get back your PPTX files easily

Now you may get back your PPTX files and know how to undo a deleted PowerPoint. But if you are not, here is a professional data recovery software-- MyRecover could give you a huge relief. With it, you could recover your deleted PPTX files with a few clicks. And PPTX files could be recovered no matter recently deleted or permanently deleted. Apart from PPTX files, you could recover deleted videos, Word documents, Excel and so on. Now get it and follow me to have a try.

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Step 1. Hover the mouse over the drive saved deleted files before, and click Scan to scan.

Select Partition to Scan

Step 2. Click on Scan and then wait patiently for the complete scanning result, or you could directly restore the files you need.

Scan Lost Data

Step 3. Then all your files will be shown in the list box. Select the files you want to recover > click Recover x files to get them back.

Select Deleted PPT Files

Isn’t it easy and efficient? Get one and have an enjoy.

On Mac:

If you used PowerPoint on Mac, what we can do if we recently deleted it. As a matter of fact, you could retrieve those PPTX files from the Trash Bin if you didn’t empty them.  

Step 1. Click on Trash Bin.

Step 2. Find your PowerPoint file and then right-click, and click on Put Back. And then go to the original place to check your PowerPoint.

Put Back in Trash BIn

Recover permanently deleted PPTX files

However, what if we deleted our PPTX files for a long time and we can’t find them in Recycle Bin, or Microsoft PowerPoint anymore? Don’t worry, as we mentioned above, AOMEI Data Recovery is also efficient and professional a lot for you to recover permanently deleted PPTX files on Windows 11, 10, 8, 7. Apart from that, here are 2 ways shown here to help you achieve the goal.

On Windows:

Method 1. Using Windows File Recovery

Microsoft's Windows File Recovery is a useful feature that allows you to retrieve your deleted PPTX files. However, it is a little bit complicated and difficult for the majority of users. Furthermore, the tool is only compatible with Windows 10 versions 2004 and later. And it is possible that not all of the documents will be recovered..

Step 1. Download and install Windows File Recovery from Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Store Get

Step 2. Check the File System of disks, right-click on the source drive saving your lost documents before the deletion. Then click Properties

Check File System

Step 3. When the installation and the check are completed, search cmd in the search box and then click on Run as administrator to open it.

Step 4. The basic command format for data recovery on Windows File Recovery is winfr source-drive: destination-drive: [/mode] [/switches]

Enter Winfr Source Drive

Step 5. Run a search in regular mode. Suppose you want to recover the specific document from C: drive to D: drive, then you could run the following command:

winfr C: D: /extensive /n * .ppt

Step 6. By using this command line, you can recover all PPT files from the hard drive, and then you could navigate to the exact one you need in the recovery folder.

Method 2. Free & easy-operated option-- Winfr GUI

Seems that Windows File Recovery is really complicated, right? If you didn’t succeed in operating Windows File Recovery in recovery, you could use WinfrGUI to help you fully invoke Windows File Recovery to recover the permanently deleted files.

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Step 1. Install and run WinfrGUI on your computer. Then select one partition to scan data and one place to save recovered PowerPoint files respectively.

Select Partition to Scan and Location to Save

Step 2. Select Quick Scan or Deep Scan. Then specify file types and folders after clicking Advanced Settings.

Choose Scanning Mode

Step 3. Click Start Recovery and wait patiently, your recovered files will be saved in the destination drive which you’ve chosen.

Click Start Recovery

On Mac:

Recover deleted PowerPoint in Time Machine

Time Machine is a backup tool in Mac, with which you could recover deleted PPTX files even though you empty your Trash Bin. But the way may not work if there’s no backup in Time Machine.

Step 1. Go to Finder > Application. Open and run Time Machine.

Step 2. Go to Finder > All My Files and find the lost or deleted PowerPoint files.

Step 3. Click Restore to recover the lost or deleted PowerPoint file on mac.

Restore PowerPoint in Time Machine


In this post, we demonstrate how to recover deleted PPTX files on Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 and Mac, as well as methods for recovering recently and permanently deleted PPTX files. If you need a quick fix, MyRecover and Winfr are the best options for restoring the PPTX files.

Ellie · Editor
Ellie, a professional and experienced writer who is good at solving iOS-related problems and writing iOS backup/transfer tips.