Have you noticed the “Your Organization’s Data Cannot Be Pasted Here” error?

This message appears when you try to copy corporate content or data from Outlook or from other managed apps. The majority of the time, data can’t be copied because the contents have already been used. You can fix this by copying the text and pasting it again. The other way is by pressing Ctrl+C then Ctrl+V on your keyboard for copying and pasting.

You may see an error message when you attempt to paste business data into an application. This issue may take place on desktop computers as well as mobile devices. Exit the software generating the problem, restart the device, and then check for the error. If nothing changes, use the following troubleshooting steps to fix the error.

What is the ‘Your Organization’s Data Cannot Be Pasted Here’ error?

Error Message

If you were attempting to transfer data from Outlook to another program, you might encounter this error. You will most likely get this error if you copy anything and then paste it into an unlawful program. Most of the time, it is because of Microsoft’s Intune Policy which was made to restrict the unlawful copying of data on the internet.

If you have this issue on an Android device, you may fix it by giving the screen region where you want to paste the data a long tap and then selecting the ‘Paste’ option. Your information needs to be copyable so that it may be pasted. If you’re using Google Keyboard, you can get a popup that says, “Your data cannot be put here.” This is often nothing more than a simple recommendation from Gboard.

Where does it occur, and why?

As the Microsoft Intune Policy Management prohibits or bans cutting, copying, and pasting from the Outlook app to illegal applications on your smartphone or tablet, your organization’s data cannot be copied here.

Because of the error, copy and paste won’t be allowed on the app where you wish to paste the material. It won’t be copied until the Intune setting that prevents copy and paste is modified to enable copy and paste on third-party applications.

In order to avoid Microsoft Intune from blocking copy and paste on other applications on your device while using a Mac or Windows computer, you will need to alter the policy so that it will permit cut, copy, and paste on some of the other programs on your device.

Microsoft Intune Policy and how Outlook is involved

The following is a list of some situations that restrict you from cutting, copying, and pasting from your Outlook account to another app because of Microsoft Intune Policy. 

Intune Blocked

This option prevents or blocks cutting, copying, and pasting between the Intune applications and other programs on your device. It is referred to as the Intune Blocked option.

Microsoft Intune

Policy Managed Applications

This option lets you cut, copy, and paste between this app and any other policy-managed apps you have installed.

Policy Managed with Paste in

This feature makes it possible to cut or copy data between the app and other policy-managed applications, and it also makes it possible to paste data from other apps into this app.

Any Apps

Not a single limitation applies to cutting, copying, and pasting content from one app to another.

These are all ways the Intune software can stop users from copying and pasting data into the Microsoft Outlook client. Some people snap screenshots when they are using Microsoft Outlook.

Once the device has been registered on the corporate Intune policy, end users like us don’t have much power to fix this problem. Your company probably told you about this policy so you wouldn’t copy or leak business data when you set up Outlook, OneDrive, or other Office programs with company email credentials. This would have been done to protect corporate data from being copied or leaked.

In the next section, we’ll walk you through several simple solutions to the “Your Organization’s Data Cannot be Pasted Here” issue.

Step-by-step fix using the reconfiguration of Microsoft Intune Policy in Outlook

Suppose you are experiencing this issue on your computer. In that case, you may try some of the solutions listed below to fix the error message you are seeing on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 operating system (PC or laptop).

Make changes to the app protection policy used by Microsoft Intune

If you could not cut, copy, or paste data because it was stored in Microsoft Intune, follow these steps to get it back.

  • Take a look at your Microsoft Intune dashboard.
  • Client applications are located on the left-hand side of the dashboard from where you can access them.
  • Go to the App protection policies area in the left-hand navigation pane on the Client apps screen.
  • You may create a new policy by clicking the ‘Create Policy’ button. Or you can update an existing policy by selecting it from the list of policies. Then you have to click on the appropriate policy.
  • Additional information, such as the platform, may be necessary for drafting new policies.
  • You can find this function in the Settings menu. Later, find it under the ‘Data Protection’ submenu, and then see it under the ‘Data Transfer’ section.
Permissions
  • Now, go to the ‘Data Transfer’ area and edit the policy to restrict cut, copy, and paste so that it meets your needs.
  • You need to click the ‘OK’ button to save the policy.

After you have finished doing so, you should now be able to copy data across applications. Your ability to do so will rely on how you previously adjusted your policy’s setup. If you developed a new policy inside Microsoft Intune, you would be required to delegate it. In addition, if you are still experiencing the same issue, you should check to see whether the app has received the most recent update.

Perform manual updates of the Office suite

In order to fix the problem, you will need to update your Office suite manually. Data cannot be placed in this location because your device is running an older version. You may eliminate this possibility by doing a manual update of Office. You should do it on your Windows 11/10 desktop computer and your iOS or Android mobile device.

Make the necessary changes, and then save the document

In order to resolve the issue with the error, make certain changes to a new file. For instance, open a brand-new spreadsheet in Excel. Enter some text into one of the cells, and after that, fill in the empty spaces with the appropriate color. Following that, you should hit the back arrow. Select “Yes” when prompted to confirm that you wish to save the file.

Examine the file that you have just saved. It will help to determine whether it is possible to now copy and paste the data from your organization into it. If the issue is still occurring, you should save your work. Leave the software, and wait thirty seconds. Make an effort to copy and paste your information into the problematic file.

If the error occurs in one of your Office applications, you may try copying data from another Office application. As an example, copy some data from Word to Outlook. Then check to see whether it pastes correctly.

For Android

On Android, if you run into the issue that the data from an organization cannot be pasted here, long-press the screen area. Then choose ‘Paste’ from the context menu that appears. You can’t copy and paste the information shown on the screen.

If you’re using Google Keyboard, the warning that says “Your data cannot be put here” is usually nothing more than a recommendation from Gboard. If you touch your screen for an extended period, you will be able to address the data problem. 

This error occurs due to a one-of-a-kind feature in Microsoft Intune Policy Management (MIPM) that does not permit users to copy data for security reasons. This means that the app you’re trying to copy to isn’t recognized in accordance with the Microsoft Intune Policy. 

Nevertheless, there are situations where the error might occur even while transferring data to an app that has been permitted. If this is the case, an older version of your device’s Outlook or Office program can cause this problem.

Why does your company not permit you to use any work-related material on the website?

Microsoft 365 Business has WIP enabled by default for its customers. This demonstrates that ‘personal’ and ‘business’ data are now two separate categories. ‘Corporate data’ is information that comes from ‘corporate’ software applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Personal data include everything else, including PDFs, files downloaded from network shares, and local files, among other types of data. 

Android and iOS devices can potentially be the source of the notice that the organization’s data cannot be pasted here (iPhone and iPad). This is essentially a restriction that Outlook has in place to prevent other applications from accessing confidential information. This notification will continue to appear whenever you attempt to transfer content from the Microsoft Outlook app. 

If it seems like the data belongs to your organization, the Microsoft Intune Policy Management allows the app configuration to change some settings. Due to that, certain apps have permission to cut, copy, and paste from the Microsoft app. To resolve this issue, we have to do all of these steps.

Conclusion

You will now be easily able to address the problem with this error message. If you face any error, you must make some quick adjustments, save the file, and then dismiss the file. After that, reopen it and then paste your data into it. You should choose ‘Paste’ by holding down the part of the screen. This will bring up the paste menu. Talk to the administrator of your computer system if the problem persists.

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