How to Modify a PowerPoint Show (.pps)

   Posted October 29, 2006 by Jimmy Selix in Microsoft Powerpoint

This is a quick and easy tech-recipe for making changes to a PowerPoint show (pps) when your system does not launch PowerPoint but will run the slideshow.

1. Be sure to have your view so that you can see all extension types. (In Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options > View and uncheck the Hide extensions for known file types option.)

2. Rename the files with a .ppt extension. (i.e., meetingshow.pps -> meetingshow.ppt)

3. Now, you can make changes and edits to the show. You can also do the reverse, make a ppt into a pps just by changing the extension.


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  • Leonard D. Odea

    When I recieve an email with a pps extention, I cannot open it. The above infomation did not work. What do I have to do to open these attatchments?

  • caesar

    How I can rename a pptx ?

    • geek

      I think you need 2007 power point and then save as 2003 compatible and then you’ll able save as ppt simply.

  • natalie

    you are a life saver!! I had two files my .ppt and my .pps and when i went to open the .ppt to make changes it came up with an error message to say the file was corrupt so I thought I would have to do the whole thing all over again (a 42 page presentation!) but thankfully i came across this page and managed to convert my .pps file back so I could edit it.
    I wouldnt have thought of doing this – cant thank you enough!!

  • Manzur

    THank You Boss helped me a Lot

    Manzur Morshed
    HR Analyst

  • islam

    my pps is protected and i have forget its pass and i can not edit it what shall i do now and it doesn`t work the way of chang the extension
    thanx to you

  • Paul Pace

    Sorry, this file is not a Power Point presentation.
    This is the message I get when I try to open a file which had an extension .pps and I converted to .ppt according to the above instructions.
    When I changed the file’s extenstion I got this message :-
    If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable.
    Are you sure you want to change it?
    Can someone help me please?

  • Anonymous

    Very useful tip. It worked!! Thanks

  • Anonymous

    Thanx bhai..

  • Anonymous

    thanks a lot man!

  • Jawahar mms

    it has been helped me lot. thank you very much !!!

  • l’s

    thank you worked just fine 🙂


    hahaha!! amzing dear.. thanx to u… may god bless u.. i had to do some important editing..

  • Mr President

    Thaks a lot seamaonkey420. Very usefull

  • Jako

    thank you man a billiom zillion times .
    you saved my life

  • anne

    thanks a lot it worked

  • Henry Lau

    It works very well.

  • Danish Alam

    its very simple as i does
    right click on pps -new-office button-save as-select location and type

  • mary c.p.

    hahaha love it!. I have done this with images and pdfs, but never tried with PPT. This is sweet! Thanks for the tip 🙂

  • jak

    Thank you!!!

  • Mitra

    You saved my whole day job which I messed up earlier. Thank you, Thank you.

  • pps file extension

    Thankyou very much. It’s very helpful.

  • rajesh

    i was sooo much worried to edit pps file , but this is just a very superb. It works !!!!!

  • Rudra Sharma

    Thanks a lot. I was struggling a lot to do this. Had to use converter but not any more…Once again thanks..

  • rahul verma

    thnx dude it really works

  • ehsan

    thanks a lot