Your Organization's Data Cannot Be Pasted Here [Resolved]

Lindsay Hayes

Fixing any bypassing the error pop-up is easy and usually involves changing a policy within Microsoft Intune Policy Management.

This is a pretty straightforward process. I showed it to my work colleague after he asked me for help, and after only a few tries, he was able to change the policies himself. However, things other than policy management might trigger the same error pop-up.

In this article, we’ll explain how to fix the “your organization’s data cannot be pasted here” error message and copy all the necessary data between various apps. So without further ado, let’s dive right in.


How to Fix Your Organization's Data Cannot Be Pasted Here Error?

Not being able to copy and paste data on your computer is usually accompanied by a "Your organization's data cannot be pasted here" error message. There are three possible solutions for these issues on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC:

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1. Update Microsoft Office Suite Manually

Sometimes, the "your organization's data cannot be pasted here" error message occurs because of an outdated, older version of Microsoft Office apps installed on your device. You may fix this issue by manually updating Office Suite installed on your Windows PC and your iOS and Android mobile devices.

Updating the Office app on your device is pretty straightforward:

  1. Open any Office app, and create a new document.
  2. Go to File, located in the top-left corner.
  3. On the left-hand pane, press Account.
  4. Under the Product Information section, click Update Options, then click on Update Now.
  5. The Office will notify you once it's done checking for and installing updates.

As for the new Office 365 App, the updates are downloaded automatically from the internet and applied in the background without any user or admin intervention.

2. Modify Microsoft Intune App Protection Policy

You're most likely receiving the "your organization's data cannot be pasted here" error message when you try to copy data from Microsoft Outlook App and then paste the same data into another program. In most cases, the error message stems from Microsoft Intune Policy Management, whose purpose is to restrict the unsanctioned use of corporate data on the internet.

The Microsoft Intune Policy prevents copying your organization’s data from policy-protected or policy-managed apps and programs into unauthorized programs, apps, or devices — which weren’t marked as trustworthy within the safety policy. This effectively prevents the mishandling of corporate data but also hinders productivity in case of poorly set-up policies.

In order to prevent Microsoft Intune from preventing copying data and pasting it into other apps, you'll need to alter the policy so that it allows copying and pasting data between an authorized and an unauthorized app. Here's how to fix the "your organization's data cannot be pasted here" error message:

  1. Log into Microsoft Intune.
  2. Once you gain access to the Microsoft Intune dashboard, select the Client apps located on the left side.
  3. Once the Client apps screen pops up, select the App protection policies located on the left pane.
  4. Click the Create policy button to create a new policy. Alternatively, you can edit a specific policy that has been pre-installed on the device you’re using — if that's the case, skip to step 6.
  5. If you're creating a new management policy, you'll have to provide the necessary additional details — in most cases, you need to add a Platform to which the policy refers. To do this, click Settings, then Data Protection, and follow up with Data Transfer.
  6. Under the Data Transfer section, you need to modify the Restrict cut, copy and paste between other apps policy which might be set to Blocked by default. Edit the policy per your needs by choosing an appropriate option from the drop-down menu.
  7. Click OK to save the changes made to the app policy.

Once you've done that, there should be no more issues with copying your organization's data, or any other data for that matter, between policy-managed apps. However, if the issue persists, you should try the following option.

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3. Recreate Office Document (Applies to Excel)

To resolve the "your organization's data cannot be pasted here" error, make a new Excel spreadsheet, edit the content of one of the cells, and fill in a few cells with your favorite color. After that, save the file in question and exit Excel.

Next, try to copy data from the policy-managed app — an app that’s approved by an Intune safety policy — into a new file that you’ve just created and saved. If you still can’t paste data, try one of the first two solutions. If the issue persists, try calling your IT administrator and relaying your problem to them by asking them to take a closer look.  

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Final Thoughts

Hopefully, one of these steps resolved your issue with copying organization data from policy-protected apps. However, if the problem persists, talk to the administrator of your computer system.

Lindsay Hayes

Hi, I’m Lindsay, a techie from Kansas City. That’s right; I’m a born and bred Midwesterner. I learned to take electronics apart at my dad’s GameStop way back when, and I haven’t stopped since. I spend most of my time checking out new gadgets.
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