PowerPoint 2010 does not open a file in Protected View after you uninstall PowerPoint 2013

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Assume that you uninstall a version of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 that was installed by using an MSI file on a computer that is running Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. When you try use PowerPoint 2010 to open a file in Protected View, a dialog box notifies you that the file is corrupted and must be repaired. However, if you select to repair the file, you receive the following error message:
There was an error accessing File Name.


To work around this issue, start the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) editor in PowerPoint 2010. To do this, press Alt+F11 or click the Visual Basic button on the Developer tab. When you start the VBA editor, the following registry keys are added automatically:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{9149349D-5A91-11CF-8700-00AA0060263B}
    Value Name: default
    Value date: _Presentation
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{9149349D-5A91-11CF-8700-00AA0060263B}\ProxyStubClsid32
    Value Name: default
    Value date: {00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{9149349D-5A91-11CF-8700-00AA0060263B}\TypeLib
    • Value Name: default
      Value date: {91493440-5A91-11CF-8700-00AA0060263B}
    • Value Name: Version
      Value date: 2.a


Article ID: 2755149 - Last Review: November 16, 2012 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
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