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How to Recover Unsaved/Previous/Deleted/Lost PowerPoint Files on Mac

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" Can I recover PowerPoint files on Mac? While I was doing some changes to the PowerPoint, it suddenly crashed, unresponsive, so I had to quit it. After then, it seems I have to start from scratch again. "

Nobody can 100% ensure that there will be no issues while creating or editing a presentation file, PowerPoint on Mac. You’re lucky enough if you haven’t encountered any problems. However, if you’re not that lucky, then you should learn the solutions to the issues:

Method #1. How to Recover the Previous Version of PowerPoint File on Mac

Method #2. How to Recover the Unsaved PowerPoint File on Mac

Method #3. How to Recover Lost/Deleted PowerPoint File on Mac

Method #1. How to Recover the Previous Version of PowerPoint File on Mac

The Microsoft PowerPoint software on Mac is able to save all the versions of the PowerPoint automatically whenever you open, duplicate, close or even delete it. In this case, if you need to recover the previous version of PowerPoint file on Mac, please follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open the latest version of the PowerPoint file. Next, click "File" menu on the very top left > select "Revert To" > "Browse All Version".

Step 2. After then, you should browse all the version of the PowerPoint file. If you have edited it many times, then it should be long list.

Step 3.Find the previous version of the PowerPoint file you want to recover or restore. After then, you have 2 choices: first, copy the previous version of PowerPoint to your Mac and name it with a new name without overwritten the latest version by clicking "Restore a Copy" . Second, restore the current version to the previous version by selecting and clicking "Restore".

Recover the Previous Version of PowerPoint File on Mac

Method #2. How to Recover the Unsaved PowerPoint File on Mac

It would happen that PowerPoint crashed, macOS crashed, or any other system errors caused the PowerPoint file unsaved. Luckily, Microsoft has developed built-in feature or tool for you to recover unsaved PowerPoint.

PowerPoint AutoSave is a built-in tool to save newly created PowerPoint you haven’t saved it but lost it when your computer shut down or PowerPoint crashed unexpected. To recover the unsaved first version of PowerPoint, then try the AutoSave to retrieve it:

Step 1. Click Finder on Mac.

Step 2. Find the PowerPoint file in this patch: : /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Micirosoft/Office/Office X AutoRecovery.

Step 3. Select the auto saved PowerPoint file on Mac, copy it to your Mac desktop.

If it is the PowerPoint file you have saved more than once while editing it, then the AutoRecover would be helpful. To recover the unsaved PowerPoint file on Mac, open the current one, then you’ll get the option: Available Files. You can select the one you need by clicking it.

Method #3. How to Recover Lost/Deleted PowerPoint File on Mac

The above mentioned ways are for how to recover unsaved PowerPoint and the previous version of PowerPoint. If you have deleted the PowerPoint intentionally or unintentionally, you should try a professional PowerPoint recovery tool to recover deleted PowerPoint files on Mac. You can try iBeesoft Data Recovery. It is reliable and professional for recover deleted or lost PowerPoint files after deletion or emptying trash bin. Here are the simple steps for how to use it recover lost or deleted PowerPoint on Mac.

Step 1. Install iBeesoft Data Recovery on Mac

Download the installation package of iBeesoft Data Recovery Mac version on your Mac. It is fully compatible with almost all the macOS version. If you’re running on macOS 10.13, High Sierra, you need to get your Mac set up first. Install the software on your Mac like the way you usually do. It is standalone and virus-free.

Tips: if you want to recover data from system disk on Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra), please click here to do the prepare work before running the PowerPoint data recovery tool.

Step 2. Select "Documents" to Scan

Launch iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac. The software is ready to scan for all the supported files by default. You need to uncheck the unwanted file types, only keeping the "Documents " option selected and click "Start".

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Step 3. Select Mac Drive to Scan

All partitions of your Mac are listed in the main window. Please select the one from where you have deleted or lost the PowerPoint files. And then, click "Scan". After then, a progress bar will telling you how it goes on with the scanning process.

scanning drive to recover unsaved powerpoint

Step 4. Recover Previous Excel on Mac

It only take a few seconds for the tool for Mac to scan your Mac for the deleted or lost PowerPoint files. After then, you can see all the found files in the result window. Find the one you need and click "Recover" to save them to your Mac again.

recover previous version of powerpoint file mac

You can see the "Deep Scan" feature in the result window as well. It is a feature letting you scan deeper for the lost PowerPoint files. You can try it if you haven’t found the wanted PowerPoint in the result window.

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