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    My company just installed Windows 2010 and we are using Excel 2010. After a few times of copy/paste, a pop up comes up that the clipboard cannot be emptied. another program might be using the clipboard.

    I've tried looking in Options, Add-Ins, COM Add-Ins - nothing is displayed to "uncheck".

    Any ideas? Thank you!

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    Default Re: Excel 2010 - pop up message clipboard cannot be emptied

    Hi,

    I googled the problem 'clipboard cannot be emptied' and there are many unsolved posts for all versions of Excel.
    I can't find anything on the microsoft websites but it seems any application that monitors the clipboard may cause the problem.

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    Default Re: Excel 2010 - pop up message clipboard cannot be emptied

    Thanks for the reply. I've tried that already and the pop up still continues.

    Further, I've unchecked all boxes in File - Options - Advanced - "Cut, Copy, Paste" (Show Paste Options button when content is pasted, Show Insert Options buttons, Cut, copy, and sort inserted objects with their parent cells).

    I've also tried leaving "Cut, copy, and sort inserted objects with their parent cells" checked and we still get the pop up message.

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    Default Re: Excel 2010 - pop up message clipboard cannot be emptied

    What other applications do you have running that may be using the clipboard? This person found it was Babylon 8:

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...d-48206e195cc8
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    Default Re: Excel 2010 - pop up message clipboard cannot be emptied

    Checking with IT dept. for them to research and will get back to you if it's another program. Thank you!

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    Default Re: Excel 2010 - pop up message clipboard cannot be emptied

    These are old links but refer to the same problem.
    It has been linked to rdpclp.exe if using terminal services.
    Also linked to VNC

    http://www.online-tech-tips.com/ms-o...pty-clipboard/


    http://patricksheedy.net/softwareblo...emote-desktop/
    Last edited by daverunt; Nov 5th, 2010 at 06:10 AM.

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    Default Re: Excel 2010 - pop up message clipboard cannot be emptied

    I forwarded the links, but the IT Dept. was not able to resolve it and is not going to be contacting Microsoft at this time.
    Thank you for your help

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    As per an earlier reply, I copied and pasted some cells and got the error. I shutdown Tight VNC service, copied and pasted and did not get the error. Thanks, daverunt!

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    Default Re: Excel 2010 - pop up message clipboard cannot be emptied

    It may be the Windows 7 snipping tool - I removed my problem by opening the snipping tool, selecting options and unticking "always copy snips to the clipboard"


    Quote Originally Posted by Hipporay View Post
    My company just installed Windows 2010 and we are using Excel 2010. After a few times of copy/paste, a pop up comes up that the clipboard cannot be emptied. another program might be using the clipboard.

    I've tried looking in Options, Add-Ins, COM Add-Ins - nothing is displayed to "uncheck".

    Any ideas? Thank you!

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