PowerPoint Tips: Recover Unsaved Presentations

Lesson 7: Recover Unsaved Presentations


Recover unsaved presentations

Sometimes you don’t get the chance to save your presentation before your computer crashes or you lose power. Thankfully, PowerPoint can help you recover unsaved presentations.

Watch the video below to see how you can restore your work.


  1. If PowerPoint recovers any unsaved files when you open it, a Document Recovery window will appear.
  2. Click on the file to open it and then close the window.
  3. If the Document Recovery window does not appear, click on the File tab in the PowerPoint menu.
  4. Select Open at the bottom of the recent presentations.
  5. Click on Recover Unsaved Presentations.
  6. Select the unsaved file that you want to recover and open it.

We also recommend saving the recovered file in order to prevent losing it in the future. Keep this shortcut in mind next time you have computer trouble, and hopefully, your hard work won't be lost!

Now let’s go over the steps for compressing media files in PowerPoint.