Fix PowerPoint found a problem with content error in Windows 10 [Steps]

What is ‘PowerPoint found a problem with content’ error in Windows 10?

If you are facing ‘PowerPoint found a problem with content error’ problem when you use Microsoft PowerPoint application in Windows 10 computer, then you are in right place for the solution. Here, you will be guided with easy steps/methods to resolve the issue. Let’s starts the discussion.

‘Microsoft Office PowerPoint’: Microsoft PowerPoint is presentation software is part of Microsoft Office Suite. PowerPoint is used to create a file containing a sequence of pages which usually have a consistent style and which may contain information imported from other apps or created in PowerPoint, including texts, bullet lists, tables, charts, drawn shapes, images, audio clips, video clips, animation of elements, and animated transactions between slides, plus attached nodes for each slide.

However, several Windows users/PowerPoint users reported that they faced ‘PowerPoint found a problem with content error’ problem when they use Microsoft PowerPoint on their Windows 10 computer. They explained this error is appeared with some or all presentations on PowerPoint application in Windows computer. The issue is only occurred with .pptx file according to report and is confirmed to occur on almost all Windows OS version including Windows 10.

The possible reason behind this error can be enabled Protected Views inside ‘Trust Center’ settings, location of the file is not added to Trust List, file is located in synchronise folder and the file you are trying to use is blocked. This issue is occurred if are trying to use the attached PPT files you downloaded from Outlook or from direct URL and due to enabled Protected Views inside ‘Trusted Center’ settings, you are unable to perform further operation and result in ‘PowerPoint found a problem with content’ error is appeared.

In such case, you can try to fix the issue by disabling ‘Protected Views’ setting from outlook. Another possible reason behind this PowerPoint error can be the folder that is hosting the PPT file is not added to Trusted List in outlook. You can fix the issue by adding the folder to Trust List in outlook. This issue can also be occurred if the file you are trying to open or use is located in synchronized folder like OneDrive or Dropbox or the folder is overseen by backup software.

PowerPoint found a problem with content error can also be occurred if the file you are trying to open or use is blocked. You can unblock the file in order to fix the issue. It is possible to fix the issue with our instructions. Let’s go for the solution.

How to fix PowerPoint found a problem with content error in Windows 10?

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Method 2: Disable Protected Views option in PowerPoint

If you are facing the issue with PPT file you downloaded from Outlook attachments, or from internet, then you can try to fix the issue by disabling Protected Views option in PowerPoint in order to fix the issue.

Step 1: Open ‘MS PowerPoint’ app in Windows 10 via Windows Search and go to ‘File > Options’

Step 2: In ‘PowerPoint Options’ menu, select ‘Trust Center’ in left side, click on ‘Trust Center Settings’

Step 3: From ‘Trust Center’ menu, select ‘Protected Views’ from left pane, and in right pane, deselect the checkbox relating to every ‘Protected View’ condition, and hit ‘Ok’ button to save the changes

Step 4: Once done, restart PowerPoint app and check if the error is resolved.

Method 3: Add the location of the file to Trust List

Another possible way to fix the issue is to Add the location of the PP file that is causing error, to Trust List in PowerPoint settings.

Step 1: Open ‘PowerPoint’ and click on ‘File > Options’

Step 2: In ‘PowerPoint Options’ menu, click ‘Trust Center’ from vertical menu, in right pane find and click ‘Trust Center Settings’

Step 3: From Trust Center menu, select ‘Trusted Locations’ from vertical menu in left pane and in right pane, click ‘Add new location’

Step 4: From ‘Microsoft Office Trusted Location’ window, click ‘Browse’ and navigate to the location where you have stored the file that is causing the error, and then hit ‘Ok’ button to add new trusted location

Step 5: Once done, restart PowerPoint application and check if the issue is resolved.

Method 4: Move the file out from synchronise folder

If you are trying to open the file located inside Dropbox folder or OneDrive folder, then you can move the file out from synchronize folder or other backup software in order to fix the issue.

Step 1: Open the synchronize folder where you currently have stored the file

Step 2: Right-click on the file and select ‘Cut’ option

Step 3: Now, got to regular folder and right-click somewhere on empty space, and select ‘Paste’ option to place the file in this location

Step 4: Once done, open the file with PowerPoint and check if it works for you.

Method 5: Unblock the file

This issue can be occurred if the file you are trying to open or use is blocked. You can unblock it in order to fix the issue.

Step 1: Right-click on PPT file that is causing error, and select ‘Properties’

Step 2: In ‘Properties’, under ‘General’ tab, click on ‘Unblock’ button or option and then hit ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ button to save the changes. Once done, retry opening PPT file that was giving error, and check if the error is resolved.

Conclusion

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