How to Troubleshoot“Retrieving Data Wait a Few Seconds and Try to Cut or Copy Again” error

Are you receiving “Retrieving Data Wait a Few Seconds and Try to Cut or Copy Again” error code? This error code is generally observed while you are trying to copy your text from Excel web application to another application or installed Excel. It does not depend on your Windows or Operating system, this message is observed for about a year or so, but no such update is released by the Microsoft to prevent this error.

Regardless of the fact that this error is quite frustrating for the user to encounter, we have to understand why such error occur in the first place. It is not much clear about what is the primary reason behind the error ‘Retrieving Data Wait a Few Seconds and Try to Cut or Copy’but various security supervisors claim that such an error occurs due to fault in malware, corrupted files or malicious application. Such files get access to your computer while downloading other software or their updates and start to harm the system software.

If you are dealing with this frustrating error code and are looking for some solution, you can refer the methods given below to get rid of it as soon as possible.

 Switching to the installed Excel

If you are using an online Excel app, it can be possible that the file is corrupted or has malfunctioned. You can download the file you are working on and access it through the installed Excel version on your system. To switch and open the file on your computer, follow the steps given below.

  1. Open the target file in the online Excel application.
  2. Now download the file by going to “Files” and then “Save As.”
  3. Now go to the saved file and open it in the desktop version of Excel.

After following the steps try to check that “Retrieving Data Wait a Few Seconds and Try to Cut or Copy Again” error still appears or not.

Using a different web browser

This error code is mostly observed by Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer users. If you are using any of these web browsers, you may switch to some other browser in order to rectify this issue. You can opt for different web browsers like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to fix this error code.

Scan your system with an anti-malware

As we understand that such error codes are caused due to various malware and corrupt files present on the system it is better recommended to run a complete scan of your system to detect any unwanted harmful malware which is preventing you from using your online Excel Application. You can use Reimage PC Repairs or any other scanning software to scan your computer for optimizing your system and cleaning your junk and trash files. Hopefully, you may resolve your error code by following any of the above-given methods and get rid of it permanently.