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Description of the PowerPoint 2013 hotfix package (Powerpoint-x-none.msp): December 10, 2013

This article describes the issue that is fixed in the Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 hotfix package that is dated December 10, 2013.

Issue that this hotfix package fixes

  • Assume that you make some changes to an .odp file that is located on a UNC path in PowerPoint 2013. You receive one of the following error messages when you try to save the file because you lost connection to the UNC server:
    Access denied. Contact your administrator

    Sorry, we couldn't open <path to file>
    Then, when you save the file as a new type such as .pptx or save the file with a new name, you receive one of the following error messages:
    We're sorry, something went wrong

    An error occurred while PowerPoint was saving the file
More information

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To install this hotfix package, you must have PowerPoint 2013 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you install this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

This hotfix package may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix package contains only the files that you must have to resolve the issue that listed in this article.

The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

x86 version

Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Powerpoint-x-none.mspNot Applicable32,915,45608-Nov-201309:55

Powerpoint-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime,07208-Nov-201300:05
Powerpnt.exe.manifestNot Applicable3,55006-Nov-201304:38

x64 version

Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Powerpoint-x-none.mspNot Applicable34,119,68008-Nov-201309:38

Powerpoint-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime,07208-Nov-201300:08
Powerpnt.exe.manifestNot Applicable3,55006-Nov-201304:37
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 2837661 - Last Review: 12/13/2013 06:42:00 - Revision: 2.0

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
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