When you try to paste data into an app, you may sometimes get a strange error that says your organization’s data cannot be posted there. This error seems to affect predominantly new documents and can pop up on computers and mobile devices. Exit the problematic app, restart your device, and check if you’re still getting the same error. If this is the case, follow the troubleshooting steps below to solve the problem.
How to Fix “Your Organization’s Data Cannot Be Pasted Here”
Make Some Edit and Save the File
Open a new file, and make some edits. For example, if you open a new Excel spreadsheet, add some text in one of the cells, and then fill in with some color. After you do that, hit the back arrow. When prompted to save the file, select Yes.
Check if you can now paste your organization’s data into the file you just saved. If the issue persists, close the file, exit the app and wait for thirty seconds. Open the problematic file and try to paste your data.
If this error affects one of your Office apps, try copying data from a different Office app. For example, copy data from Word to Outlook and check if the content does paste.
Long Press on Your Screen
If you’re getting this error on Android, long-press the screen area where you want to paste the data and select the Paste option. You should be able to paste your data.
If you’re using Google Keyboard, the “Your data cannot be pasted here” alert is usually a simple suggestion from Gboard. Long pressing on your screen should solve the problem.
Contact Your IT Admin
If the problem persists, contact your admin for further help. Maybe the current device or app management policies prevent you from copying and pasting data between apps.
If you’re an admin, check the current Microsoft Intune policies and ensure the cut, copy and paste features are not blocked. Edit the policy settings and let users cut, copy and paste data between different apps.
- Navigate to your Microsoft Intune dashboard.
- Go to Client apps.
- Select App protection policies.
- Check the current policy settings.
- Go to the Data Transfer section.
- Edit the settings under Restrict cut, copy and paste between other apps to allow users to copy and paste data between different apps.
If your device says that you cannot paste your organization’s data into a specific app, make quick edits, and save and close the file. Then, open it again and paste your data. Alternatively, long-press the screen area where you want to paste the data and select Paste. If the issue persists, contact your IT admin. The current app management policies may prevent you from pasting data between apps.
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