Save Images, Audio, Video From PPT or PPTX Presentation File To Outside Folder

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on July 17, 2012


Some of our readers mailed this query to us where in they asked how can they possibly get the media files like audio, video and images out of the ppt or pptx power point presentation file. For users they may like to do this as they want use the media files inside the powerpoint presentation file, but they don’t know how to save the media files out of the ppt or pptx file.

Coming towards the solutions there are many ways to do this, some of the ways does not ask you use any third party softwares where as at times when you try to do this without the software users don’t succeed for some of the protected pptx file for those you can use the third party software.

First Method: Extract Images, Audio or Video From PPT By Drag and Drop

Yes, the most simple way to get the media files out of the ppt file is by opening the ppt file in microsoft office power point presenter program and go to the slide where you have the media file and directly, press the left click on mouse selecting the media file and drag and drop it to the desktop to copy the media file or simple select the file right click – select copy and then paste it in any folder or desktop location in windows.

Copy Media File From PPT To Desktop

The above procedure may work for old power point 2003 or 2007 files with extension ppt or pptx but it will not work for the latest office 2010 or 2011 mac office files.

Second Method: For PowerPoint 2010 or 2007 Extract The Media Files as Zip Files

We recommend that you create a copy of the ppt file on which you should apply the following procedure mentioned below and It must be a 2007-2010 format file for this. That means the file extension must be PPTX, PPSX, PPTM, PPSM, POTX, or POTM

Right-click the file in Windows Explorer and choose Rename the power point file and Add .ZIP to the end of the file name so it is similar to this:

Right click the zip file and select explore or Double-click the zip file to open it in Windows Explorer

ppt fodler in ppt file

Now open the PPT folder, You will see several folders in ppt folder, now open the folder named media which should have sound, image and media files.


media folder

Copy and paste or drag-n-drop the media files to a different folder on your hard disk

media files of ppt or pptx

Third Method : Save PPT or PPTX As HTML Files To Extract Images, Sound and Video

For PowerPoint 2007

  • Choose Office Button >>  Save As
  • In the Save As dialog box make sure that the “Save as type:” is set to “Web Page (*.htm, *.html)
  • Choose a folder to save to and give the file a name
  • then Click Save

For PowerPoint 2010
The procedure for power point presentation made in 2010 version of Microsoft Office, you can follow this guide on how to save as HTML in powerpoint 2010 in case you don’t see the option to save a powerpoint presentation as HTML File.

In PowerPoint 2000 through 2003

  • Choose File, Save As Web Page
  • In the Save As dialog box make sure that the “Save as type:” is set to “Web Page (*.htm, *.html)
  • Choose a folder to save to and give the file a name
  • Click Save

After following the above procedures, go ahead and find the extracted files.
PowerPoint creates a single HTML file using the name you just specified. In the same folder, it creates a new sub-folder called [Name]_Files … for example, if you named the HTML file MyPowerPointFile, PowerPoint creates a file called MyPowerPointFile.htm and a folder called MyPowerPointFile_Files. Open that folder, you will see all the files you added to your powerpoint presentation as video, audio or image files.

Some Third Party Tools To Extract Images In Full Resolution

One such tool is Power Point Image Extractor and another free tool which does the same is PPTools ImageExport which allows you to export high quality graphics from PowerPoint slides. Using these tools you will be extract the full resolution pictures which you have added to powerpoint files.

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