Recently, Windows users reported an error while copying the data from the Microsoft Excel app on Windows. The error appears with the message “Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again.” and More likely, this error displayed inside of the MS Excel application instead of a dialog box.
Attention: According to the users, this error mainly happens when the user tries to copy from the online MS excel app to the offline version on Windows.
If you’re facing this issue and want a temporary fix then in this article we are going to share some of the methods that help you out to fix the error without having a hassle.
1. Deselect & Reselect The Text
The easiest fix for this issue is this method in which you’ve to deselect all the text and reselect it. Wait for few seconds and then copy the cell’s data again and paste the copied data into an external application. This is a temporary solution for fixing “Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again” without having a hassle.
2. Download File And Open It on MS Excel
Follow the steps to download and open files on the Microsoft Excel application.
- Firstly, open the Excel sheet that you wanted to download
- Click on the File and choose Save as (Download As).
- Choose a Download A Copy from the given options.
- Once the file is downloaded. Open it with the desktop version.
- You can also copy/paste the data without getting the error.
Make sure you Microsoft Excel download and installed it into our computer. In case if you haven’t installed MS Excel into your computer system. Then Firstly download it from Microsoft Store free of cost.
3. Switch The Web Browser
In case if you’ve tried all the above-given methods and still don’t get rid of the MS Excel error then the option left is switching the web browser. For instance, if you’re using Google Chrome then you can try some of the google chrome alternatives such as Safari, Opera Mini, Mozilla Firefox, etc.
Open any other web browser on your computer and perform the same MS Excel task and see if you get the error again or not. If not then use that web browser to avoid the MS Excel Error message.