Retrieving Data, Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again – Excel error

Microsoft Excel is one of the most used software on a daily basis. It is available online through excel online, Office 365, and Excel Web App. This Retrieving Data, Wait a few seconds error occurs when you are using Microsoft Excel program.

Why you get this Retrieving Data, Wait a few seconds error?

If you want to copy the data from the online version of excel to any applications on your computer, sometimes you will get an error called “Retrieving Data, Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again”.

We will show how to fix this Retrieving Data, Wait a few seconds with the below step by step tutorial.

How to fix Retrieving Data, Wait a few seconds Error

Method 1: Open the Excel file in another browser

If you are facing a “Retrieving Data, Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again” problem in Edge or Internet Explorer browser, try opening the excel file in different browsers like chrome or Firefox.

Some people find that the problem will come while using excel only on internet explorer and Edge browsers only. If this din’t work try the next method.

Method 2: Download & Open Excel file in Offline Excel Software

If you are still facing the “Retrieving Data, Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again” issue on the Online Excel, simply download an offline copy of the file and open it on your offline excel software.

Method 3: Check and fix your internet connection

Make sure that your computer / laptop connected with working internet connection. If you are facing any internet connection, try to fix it before opening the excel file.

Method 4: Split up Excel File if its large

If your excel file is too large then split the excel file into two files and try to copy the data on the excel file again.

Hope you were able to fix this Retrieving Data, Wait a few seconds Error and were able to copy and paste.

About The Author: Navaneethan is a fulltime technical writer who writes how-to tutorials in an easy step by step way. He has good technical knowledge of using Windows OS for 5 years and how to fix errors.

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