How to Fix Your Organization’s Data Cannot Be Pasted Here

Have you been hit with the “Your Organization’s Data Cannot Be Pasted Here” error? Don’t let it slow you down, here’s how to fix it.

How to Fix Your Organization’s Data Cannot Be Pasted Here

If your company uses Microsoft Intune to protect company data, you may be hit with the error message, “Your Organization’s Data Cannot Be Pasted Here.” This error is frustrating, especially if you’re in the middle of working or trying complete a project. Luckily, we have the solution on how to get rid of this error so you can get back to work. 

Fixing Your Organization’s Data Cannot Be Pasted Here

Contact Your Network Administrator

You can’t paste because your network administrator at your job has data restrictions set that disables you from copying sensitive info from specific apps. The most common apps this error shows up on are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook. 

The first thing you should do is contact your network administrator where you work. If you have a legitimate reason that you need to copy and paste, like for a project, they can go into the settings and enable copy and paste for you. If that doesn’t work, or you can’t ask them for some reason, read on. 

Fixing Your Organization’s Data Cannot Be Pasted Here by Editing and Saving

Creating a new document can sometimes fix this error. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the document. 
  2. Edit the document by typing any key.
  3. Delete the text you just typed. 
  4. Go to File
  5. Click Save As
  6. Name the file and click Save
  7. Try copying and pasting from the new file. 

If that doesn’t work and you have access to the Intune admin settings yourself, see below to edit the restriction in your settings. 

Fixing the Error in Intune Settings

If you’re the admin and want to remove these restrictions, you can do so quickly in the Microsoft Intune Dashboard. To fix the “Your Organization’s Data Cannot Be Pasted Here” bug: 

  1. Open the Microsoft Intune Dashboard.
  2. Click Client apps on the left of the screen.
  3. Hit App protection policies.
  4. Click the policy that applies to your PC. 
  5. Scroll down to Restrict cut, copy and paste between other apps under Data Transfer.
  6. Select All Apps in the dropdown menu.   
    How to Fix Your Organization’s Data Cannot Be Pasted Here

And there you go! Even though the privacy protections on Intune can come in handy, it can also restrict people from doing important tasks at work. It would be best to keep this in mind when setting your company’s privacy restrictions and standards. 

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